"Shootout At Wadala" Posts Higher Initial Box Office Collections than "Bombay Talkies"

By Faisal Saif

Shootout At Wadala and Bombay Talkies Box Office Revenue Collections

Mumbai, May 4, 2013 (Washington Banglar Radio): The only thing which the mainstream Indian audience looks for in a Bollywood film is entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. Ekta Kapoor and Sanjay Gupta prove skeptics wrong once again as their film Shootout At Wadala's opening day domestic collection crossed 10 crores in India itself. Devoid of action, sex and violence, Shootout At Wadala's collection from UAE is 900,000 Dirhams in just two days where Bombay Talkies which claims to be a tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema opened up to poor figures and did not exceed 1.25 Crores in India.

Trade analyst Atul Mohan said "As expected right from inception, Shootout At Wadala was supposed to be a film for masses which it turned out to be. The item numbers (By Sunny Leone and Priyanka Chopra) too boosted the opening numbers."

Sources said they saw audiences hooting and whistling on action scenes and punch lines spoken in the film by John Abraham and Anil Kapoor. This was witnessed after a long gap after Ek Tha Tiger in cinema halls.

Speaking further on Bombay Talkies, Atul adds "As far as Bombay Talkies is concerned, such films remain strictly for multiplexes and "A" class theaters. This kind of film needs strong word of mouth publicity to grow. You can't expect big numbers immediately. This week we had both films targeting all cine-goers, from classes to masses."

Looking at overseas collections, Shootout At Wadala opened up at 11th Position in UK, despite British Censor rating of 18. It also grossed US$55,000 in USA on it's first day.

Faisal SaifFaisal Saif is co-editor of Global Movie Magazine and sub-editor of Youth Eye Magazine. A passionate Bollywood Feature News Writer and film critic, Saif is a regular contributor to Santabanta, Page 3 Bollywood, Orissa Diary, PardaPhash, NewsWala, The News Tribe, Bolega India and many more online and print journals. Saif lives in Mumbai and can be reached at thatfaisalsaif at gmail.