To the surprise none other than Rohit Shetty Makes Huge in the box office, Rohit Shetty’s slapstick horror-comedy “Golmaal Again” got here out swinging at the weekend box office, while Aamir Khan’s coming of age drama Secret Superstar, which opened nationwide an afternoon earlier, on Thursday, changed into relegated to a unprecedented 2nd-area finish, in line with early returns. Thursday turned into the begin of the 4-day Diwali (the pageant of lighting fixtures) weekend. In current years, Diwali has translated into brisk business at Indian multiplexes.
The fourth instalment of Shetty’s severely maligned, commercially successful comedy series opened to a massive $five million on Friday from over 3,000 theatres, that’s one of the maximum figures any Bollywood film has opened to this yr. Golmaal Again is projected to earn $15 million-$20 million in its commencing weekend, which is extra than enough to win the Diwali box office race. Its final instalment Golmaal three grossed over $24 million in its worldwide theatrical run in 2010. Last 12 months’ Diwali releases — Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ($12.5 million in a single week) and Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay ($2.Three million in a single week) — struggled at the container office.
This big-budget popcorn splurge, costing north of $13 million, wields an all-famous person forged of Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu, Prakash Raj and Neil Nitin Mukesh.