First day box-office collection of ‘Gunday’

Ali Abbas Zafar directed and Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor starrer ‘Gunday’ hit the theatre worldwide on Valentine’s Day and the film fared well on the first day at the box-office. The film was welcomed with open arm at the single theatres and multiples all over the country. Though it is not a romantic film, young couples are stepping into the theatres to make the day with their Valentine. In most of the theatres of the country, houseful board was seen hanging outside the theatres.

The film was well promoted by the three leading stars of the film on various shows on national television. The film received good reviews from the critics and it made the day of the Valentine couples. On looking at the first day response of ‘Gunday’, trade analysts expected the film to cross 40 crores at the weekend.

"The start has been super not just at single screens but also at multiplexes, which have caught a section of the industry by surprise, since masala films, generally, don't open too well at plexes," trade analyst Taran Adarsh said.

‘Gunday’ is expected to beat the opening day record of the top first day grosser film of the year ‘Jai Ho’.

Released in near about 2,800 screens in India, ‘Gunday’ and ‘Jai Ho’ opening day occupancy is almost the same.

As there is no big release round the corner, ‘Gunday’ is expected to continue to rule the box-office. The film is doing good in Delhi/NCR and rest of North and Central India and West Bengal.

‘Gunday’ set in the 1970s speaks about two young guys Bikram and Bala, who live on the wrong side of the law, becoming gun carriers and coal bandits. They ultimately grow up to become the most powerful goons of Calcutta. Priyanka Chopra plays a cabaret dancer.