Box Office: Delhi 6 grosses Rs 80 million in India on day 1

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures and Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 starring Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor, which released in theatres on 20 February grossed Rs 80 million (Rs 8 crores) at the box office in India on Friday.

On Friday the movie opened well in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai to an average of 60 percent with houseful shows in the evening and night. The opening was better in metros than in smaller centers where the movie is going relatively slow.

On Saturday, the occupancy witnessed a rise in comparison to Friday. The movie is said to have benefited to a great extent due to the advance bulk bookings.

UTV is targeting to gross between Rs 250 – 280 million (Rs 25- 28 crores) in the three day weekend business in India. Delhi 6 was released in 945 screens across India.

In Dubai, the film did a business of Rs 12.50 million (Rs 1.25 crores) on Thursday and Friday.