‘Dishoom’ at Rs 11.05 cr is 6th best opener of 2016

Varun Dhawan and John Abraham starrer ‘Dishoom’ got off to a great start at the theatres on Friday and has collected Rs 11.05 crore on day one of its release. With the amount, the action-adventure-comedy film has become the sixth highest opener of the year.

The movie which also stars Akshaye Khanna as the main villain and Jacqueline Fernandez as the leading lady, opened on 3000 screens and reported an occupancy of 40 percent. On day two, Saturday, the initial shows reported 60 percent occupancy and the collections are expected to be Rs 15 crore. ‘Dishoom’ is expected to earn over Rs 30 crore during its opening weekend.   

Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the opening day figures and forecast a good weekend for the film. “#Dishoom Fri ? 11.05 cr. India biz... Biz should grow on Sat + Sun to post a healthy weekend total,” he tweeted.

The other top five openers of 2016 are ‘Sultan’ followed by ‘Fan’, ‘Airlift, ‘Housefull 3’ and ‘Baaghi’.

‘Dishoom’ revolves around the manhunt for a kidnapped Indian cricketer in the Middle East by two cops of opposite personalities. The film also has special appearances by Akshay Kumar, Nargis Fakhri and Parineeti Chopra. The film has been directed by Rohit Dhawan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

Several Bollywood actors have appreciated the film.

Hrithik Roshan tweeted, “Cheers for my friends @Asli_Jacqueline @Varun_dvn n @TheJohnAbraham #Dishoom seems 2 b a winner! Bravo rohit. Congrats 2 d team.”

‘Baaghi’ actor Tiger Shroff wrote, “Definitely a film worth watching and whistling with the crowds! Go @TheJohnAbraham @Varun_dvn and supergirl @Asli_Jacqueline!”

Shahid Kapoor wrote, “@Varun_dvn @NGEMovies @WardaNadiadwala @Asli_Jacqueline @TheJohnAbraham wishing you all a #Dhishoom weekend.”

One-film-old Sooraj Pancholi also tweeted, “#DISHOOM dekho yaar! Amazing work by @Asli_Jacqueline @Varun_dvn @TheJohnAbraham kya picture hai boss! #RohitDhawan well done brother!”

“Saw #Dishoom last night! What an entertaining film! Excited for #Rohit @Varun_dvn @Asli_Jacqueline @TheJohnAbraham @DoP_Bose @Saqibsaleem!” tweeted Sonam Kapoor.

Varun thanked his colleagues for their love and support for his film and tweeted, “Thank you so much for all the messages and love for dishoom. Feels so good.”