Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, and Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan both released in theaters this Rakshabandhan.
Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha both have got positive reviews from critics. The public report for both the biggies looks solid as well.
Many people believed that at least one of these two films will break the opening day collection record of Bhool Bhulaiyya 2, and become the highest opener of the year. However, the reports coming from theaters are not encouraging.
As per the early estimates, Laal Singh Chaddha has earned somewhere between 11-11.50 cr on its opening day. Raksha Bandhan couldn’t even manage the double-digit numbers, as it has opened below expectations. Raksha Bandhan has done an approx business of 8-8.25 cr on its opening day.
The occupancy of Aamir Khan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha,’ and Akshay Kumar‘s ‘Raksha Bandhan’ was about 12 to 20 percent less. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had mentioned earlier in his tweet that the booking of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ and ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ is much less than expected.
Although it was a festive release, Raksha Bandhan usually doesn’t have benefits like a national holiday has. Being started on an average note, both movies have an important weekend ahead.
Good word of mouth may do wonders for both the films, 15th August will definitely boost the collection numbers for these films.