Box-office: Big B’s ‘Pink’ defeats ‘Raaz Reboot’ on 1st weekend

Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Pink’, boosted by positive word of mouth publicity and rave reviews, ultimately overtook Eamraan Hashmi’s ‘Raaz Reboot’ in the box-office race.

Raaz Reboot’, riding on the success of its franchise did relatively better business by collecting Rs. 6.30 crore, as against the court-room drama’s Rs. 4.32 crore at the box-office on the opening day. However, the horror flick couldn’t maintain the same momentum, while ‘Pink’ saw a steady growth and emerged the winner in the first weekend.

‘Pink’ raked in an amount of Rs. 21.51 crore on the opening weekend, while ‘Raaz Reboot’ lagged behind at Rs. 18.09 crore during the corresponding time at the box-office.

 ‘Raaz Reboot’ saw a drop in its collection from Rs. 6.30 cr on Friday to Rs. 5.49 crore on day two, i.e., Saturday. The movie’s third day earnings were pegged at Rs. 6.30 crore, totalling Rs. 18.09 crore on its first weekend run.

On the other hand, ‘Pink’, which minted Rs. 4.32 crore on opening, showed remarkable jump on day two collecting Rs. 7.65 crore. On Sunday, it brought in another Rs. 9.54 crore, thus totalling at Rs. 21.51 crore on the opening weekend.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.

"#RaazReboot doesn't witness growth on Sun... Single screens better... Fri 6.30 cr, Sat 5.49 cr, Sun 6.30 cr. Total: ? 18.09 cr. India biz."

“#Pink Fri 4.32 cr, Sat 7.65 cr, Sun 9.54 cr. Total: ? 21.51 cr. India biz. EXCELLENT!”

Both the films are running neck and neck at the box-office and it is too early to assume their overall performance. Moreover, both ‘Pink’ and ‘Raaz Reboot’ are different kind of films and each target a certain kind of audience.

According to Taran, ‘Raaz Reboot’ is doing well in single screens and ‘Pink’ in multiplexes. “And very interestingly ‘Raaz…’ is doing nothing at the multiplexes and ‘Pink’ at single screens,” he added.   

‘Raaz Reboot’ is the fourth instalment in hit horror film series ‘Raaz’. It is written and directed by Vikram Bhatt and also stars Gaurav Arora and Kriti Kharbanda in her Bollywood debut.

‘Pink’ has been co-produced by Soojit Sircar and directed by National Award-winning Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. It is a hard-hitting movie about atrocities on women and also stars Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi