By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Friday, 8th February, witnessed the two Hindi films’ release – Special 26 and ABCD – Any Body Can Dance. Former is a jewelry heist drama and latter is a dance movie targeted to young generation. Now as the opening day has wrapped up, moviegoers have turned crazy to learn about the ABCD box office collection and ofcourse the business of Akshay Kumar’s Special 26.
Remo D’ Souza’s dancing fiesta starring Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya (both famed chreogrpahers) in main roles has been on way to entice the viewers getting good box office business. The opening for ABCD was undoubtedly nice and better than the rival Special 26. It was really a surprise for the trade pundits and all who have movie sense since Special 26 included Akshay Kumar on board and ABCD had no star value at all.
Special 26 opened to around 30 percent in morning and matinee shows whereas ABCD’s business till the evening was around 60%. But the results in the evening in opening day (first day) changed the game and turned the tables at Indian box office (domestic). After the wrap up of first day, ABCD dropped the business against Special 26, as Special 26 grossed 7 crore nett (approx).
Any Body Can Dance was released on 750 screens (350 2D screens and 400 3D screens) whereas Special 26 was released on 1750 screens in India.
ABCD’s box office collections ended up on first day with INR 5.75 crore nett. Over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the film is expected to make good jump.
In its first week (so far), the film’s total 4 days business is marvelous if seen in the scenario that the movie was a limited release and that too was in competition of Akshay Kumar starrer Special 26. The four days business is 21.75 crore nett – simply awesome for a non-starrer dance film.
Now 11 days have gone and the business for the film is now not apt as it should have been.
ABCD’s Domestic Box Office Collection for 11 Days:
ABCD 1st Day Collections: 5.75 crore
ABCD 2nd Day Collections: 5.82 crore
ABCD 3rd Day Collections: 5.62 crore
ABCD 4th Day Collections: 4.56 crore
ABCD 5th Day Collections: 4.56 crore
ABCD 6th Day Collections: 3.60 crore
ABCD 7th Day Collections: 3.48 crore
ABCD 8th Day Collections: 3.20 crore
ABCD 9th Day Collections: 3.28 crore
ABCD 10th Day Collections: 3.04 crore
ABCD 11th Day Collections: 2.30 crore
Total ABCD 11 Days Collections – 1st and 2nd Weekend Collections (Domestic): 41.46 crore nett
ABCD’s Overseas Box Office Collection (First Weekend):
The movie has been doing nice in foreign market as well but the opponent Special 26 has been going ahead. But one should know the fact that Special 26 is a star value flick whereas ABCD – Any Body Can Dance is a 3D dance movie with no known starcast – only has Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya (both choreographers) in lead roles.
USA: $95,236 (INR 51.29 lakhs)
UAE: $2,40,000 (INR 1.29 crore)
Australia: A$33,295 (INR 18.40 lakhs)
New Zealand: NZ$11,059 (INR 4.95 lakhs)
Total Overseas Collections in First Weekend: 2.03 crore nett
Keep coming to get updated on Remo’s ABCD box office collections. You can also read the ABCD Movie Review and updated Viswaroopam Box Office Collection and Special 26 Box Office Collection report by Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst Goher Iqbal Punn.