The Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Anupam Kher starring Uunghathai was released one day ago. Receiving high acclaim from critics, the film’s income were anticipated to be lucrative after it had a successful opening. In compliance with expectations, the Sooraj Barjatiya directed movie started off well at the box office on its first day releasing with Rs. 1.81 crores being earned from ticket sales alone which translates into USD $3 million dollars when adjusted for inflation rates by today’s standards (1). Now on its second day running – due to increased demand in tickets for this blockbuster – it is also seeing an increase of nearly 50%.
Surprisingly, despite a modest release across just 483 screens with major centers showing four films per day, Uunchai has opened stronger than expected. Going forward the film, which will receive additional showings as it picks up popularity among viewers and reviewers alike, is expected to continue its box office success. As of Day 2 morning showtimes and early afternoon screenings, the film has shown a 50% increase over Friday’s numbers; this trend is likely to continue going forward. With strong word-of-mouth buzz and positive feedback from both audiences and critics for now, many believe that this blockbuster hit will only grow more successful in coming weeks!