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‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ box office collections: 50% occupancy rate, Rs.10.15 crore on opening day

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ box office collections have got off to a rollicking start courtesy comedian Kapil Sharma with its occupancy rate in theatres being logged at 50% on day 1, which promised a good overall take. This is Kapil Sharma’s Bollywood debut and he seems to have got a big dollop of beginner’s luck. Reports coming in from all quarters of the country suggest that ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ has started on a very good note and that will carry it on a high note through the week.

To put things in perspective, established and ‘saleable’ stars like Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan’s ‘Katti Batti had an occupancy rate of around 30-35%, while Salman Khan produced ‘Hero’, which starred Sooraj Pancholi and was heavily marketed, managed an occupancy rate of 35-40%. This week’s other release, the aptly-named ‘Calendar Girls’ managed 20%. Kapil Sharma rules B.O.? Not so fast. Wait for the data to stream in.

Not just Kapil Sharma, ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ box office collections have also received a huge boost as it released on ‘Eid’ holiday. The best part is still to come for the movie as Saturday and Sunday make for an extended weekend, which should lure people to theatres in large numbers.

The film has opened well in not just metros but also in smaller centers, which indicates that it has attracted multiplex as well as single screen audiences. This romantic comedy opened to packed houses at several theaters and it seems the negative reviews from critics have not hampered the opening day occupancy rate of the film.

With negative reviews being sidelined by audiences, the film is likely to receive a good word-of-mouth boost too in the coming days.

The movie has also received received help in the form of its rival release Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Calendar Girls’. This movie is targetted at mature audiences, leaving the rest of the movie-going public with little choice than to watch Kapil Sharma – ‘Calendar Girls’ is filled with bikini-clad women, the film looks to have lacked depth and reportedly has not fared well on day 1.

Kapil Sharma’s comedy flick is directed by Abbas Mustan and is a family entertainer although bizarrely, it features a man who has to handle 3 wives simultaneously! But then, with Kapil Sharma, you always have to expect the unexpected.


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