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06-04-2012, 09:04 PM #1
Rowdy Rathore gets good response so far!
Akshay Kumar’s Rowdy Rathore is on its way to becoming a blockbuster, besides giving the him his best opening at the box office.
The audiences have somehow taken a liking towards Akki’s action hero avatar, in the film.
The first two days saw a collection of Rs.29.8 crore. The opening day made Rs.15.10 crore. Rowdy Rathore opened in 2,800 screens all over the country and is stated to be Akshay’s widest release so far. The film was made with a budget of Rs.45 crore.
The film is directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. After seven years, we finally get to see Akshay in a full-fledged action role.
Sonakshi Sinha is the leading lady in the film....being a human...
06-06-2012, 01:07 AM #2
Rowdy Rathore roars aloud!You may take it from us. Akshay Kumar has returned to the silver screen with a big bang! And not as the Khiladi again. This time, in a new avatar – as Rowdy Rathore, his last Friday release which is the third big opener this year after Agneepath and Housefull 2. But Agneepath had Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra and even a sizzler of a 'fataki' like Katrina Kaif in that rocking Chikni Chameli number; and as for Housefull 2, well – who didn’t it have from among old and new Bollywood to ensure its success! But Rowdy Rathore rides on Akshay Kumar’s shoulders alone… and, let’s not forget, the lissome waist of Sonakshi Sinha. When the dust settled down, the film had made a whopping 48 crore over the opening weekend! Take a bow, Akshay. And welcome back, mate, it’s good to see you back in action.
Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh shed light on the film’s spectacular opening. “Rowdy Rathore had the biggest non-holiday opening weekend ever. It smashed previous records by a big margin and collected a colossal Rs. 48.3-plus crore nett in its first three days. On Friday, it opened with Rs. 15.1 crore, Saturday it made Rs. 14.7 crore and on Sunday closed at Rs. 18.5-plus crore. The box-office performance of Rowdy is better than this year's first blockbuster Agneepath if one compares the Friday to Sunday numbers. Of course, Agneepath had the advantage of a four-day opening weekend (Thursday to Sunday) and therefore its opening weekend total at Rs. 67.5 crore nett was bigger.”
So, what worked for the film? “Rowdy Rathore falls under the genre of a mainstream masala film and is on similar lines of Dabangg and Singham. So success was bound to come its way. It is also predicted that Akshay is likely to follow the footsteps of Salman Khan as he too began his journey of commercially hit films with director Prabhu Deva after a long lull,” revealed trade expert Amod Mehra.
Film critic and trade analyst Komal Nahta added, “The market has stabilized for Akshay Kumar after the success of Housefull 2. Rowdy Rathore is an extraordinary hit. A full-time entertainer rides on the strong shoulders of Akshay Kumar.”
Taking an overview on the business of RR pan India, Vikas Mohan of Super Cinema concluded, “Rowdy Rathore was very well welcomed by the pure desi audience of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar. It has taken full advantage of the weekend with Rs. 48 crores and is likely to touch Rs. 70-80 crores in this week.”
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