New Delhi: The early Box Office figures are in and going by the trend, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha’s Rowdy Rathore is already on its way to becoming a huge hit. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said it was the third biggest opener of 2012.
“#RowdyRathore is the third biggest opener ever, after #Agneepath and #Bodyguard. Incidentally, all three films are remakes,” Adarsh tweeted, giving the area wise break-ups. “#RowdyRathore breakup: W Bengal 55 lacs, Mysore 39 lacs, Nizam 75 lacs, Assam 22 lacs, TNK 20 lacs, Bihar 45 lacs, Odisha 22 lacs… Superb!”
The film did good business overseas as well. In UAE on Thursday and Friday it made $130,000 and $180,000 respectively. Adarsh said 14 screens were yet to report out of 46 screens.
Rowdy Rathore is the third biggest opener of 2012 after Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said it was the third biggest opener of 2012 after Agneepath and Bodyguard
Of the circuit-wise breakup, “Saurashtra 50 lacs, Delhi-UP 3.1 cr, Punjab 1 cr, CI 65 lacs, CP Berar 95 lacs, Rajasthan 1 cr, Mumbai city 1.32 cr, Thane 80 lacs, Maharashtra 1.2 cr, North Karnataka 10 lacs, Gujarat 1.7 cr,” according to figures quoted by Adarsh.
On Friday alone it did business of Rs 15.10 crore nett. Adarsh termed it the “biggest non-holiday Friday opener. O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G!” He said business in mass-dominated circuits was “HUMUNGOUS.”
“UK: #RowdyRathore Fri £ 36,393 … Affected due to ’15’ certification. Australia: #RowdyRathore Fri A$ 20,392.New Zealand: #RowdyRathore Fri NZ$ 10,196 … #Agneepath Fri was NZ$ 12,064,” he tweeted.
After tickling audiences’ funny bones for almost seven years, Bollywood’s original Khiladi Akshay Kumar returned to what he is best at – action. He was seen packing some hardcore kicks and punches in Prabhu Deva directed ‘Rowdy Rathore’. Made with a budget of approximately Rs 40 crore, the film is a remake of Telugu film ‘Vikramarkudu’. It is co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. The film will be released in 2,300 screens in India and around 400 screens overseas.
The film revolves around Shiva (Akshay), who is a small-time conman. He is head-over-heels in love with Priya (Sonakshi Sinha), a pretty girl whom he met at a wedding he wasn’t invited to. The picture perfect world of Shiva turns upside down with the entry of six-year-old girl Neha, who believes he is her father.
Shiva also becomes the victim of a series of life threatening attacks by a gang of deadly criminals, who seem to know something he doesn’t. In the quest to save his life and love, Shiva stumbles upon a deadly secret, something which takes him to a small town in Bihar.
That town is ruled by a ruthless MLA and the mafia he controls. The inhabitants of the small town find a saviour in Shiva. Akshay is said to have learned combat karate for his role in the film. He is seen sporting a rugged look in the film. The movie bosses had launched an online hunt for Akshay’s look for ‘Rowdy Rathore’.
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