Box Office: 1920 takes better opening than The Last Lear

Mumbai: Vikram Bhatt directed horror flick 1920 starring Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma has taken a better opening than The Last Lear starring Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta, Shefali Shah and Divya Dutta.

1920’s occupancy for morning and afternoon shows at multiplexes on Friday rangeed from 30- 50 percent and The Last Lear’s was marginally below this.

Some of the factors that seem be working in 1920’s favour are that The Last Lear is an English language film, so this fact makes it a niche movie. Also recently the curiosity level in horror genre movies has gone up, thanks to the Phoonk campaign.

Other release Ru Ba Ru starring Randeep Hooda and Shahana Goswami is nothing worth talking about. Despite an offer from distributors for a ‘one on one free ticket’ for Rubaru in any multiplex in Bombay city, the movie has not taken an opening worth a mention.

The advance booking for all these movies is zilch, but 1920 has most current bookings and enquiries too. 

Other movies released this Friday are Journey to the Center of the Earth, Mamma Mia and Righteous Kill. From the previous weeks releases Rock On is expected to do well over this weekend as well, and to a certain extent even Bachna Ae Haseeno.

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