All The Best holds fort at Indian box office

MUMBAI: Diwali release All The Best has held its ground at the box office. The movie, which did a net business of approximately Rs 220 million (Rs 22 crore) in its first week, has done a net business of Rs 100 million (Rs 10 crore) in its second weekend.

While the two films that released over the weekend Fruit N Nut and Bal Ganesh, have been a complete wash out, All The Best picked up over the week and has been the highest grosser of the week.

Some of the multiplexes have had to cancel their shows of Fruit N Nut and Bal Ganesh because of below average occupancy, multiplexes are now looking forward to the two big releases – London Dreams and Aladin, which are slated to release in the coming week.

Speaking to Fun Cinemas chief operating officer Vishal Kapur said, "Both Fruit N Nut and Bal Ganesh have done very badly with most of the morning shows getting cancelled. Blue is still doing average with around 25 – 30 per cent occupancy, while All The Best has picked up over the week and has done fairly well. We are now looking forward to London Dreams and Aladin."

PVR Cinemas programming head Prakhar Joshi added, "The collections of Bal Ganesh was average on Friday but Fruit N Nut has not fared well at all. All the Best has picked up and should still hold for another week till London Dreams and Aladin release. I am very positive about London Dreams because it looks good and I think it will rock. Aladin too looks like a good film. Both the films should do well."

"Bal Ganesh has had an average opening and it might pick up over the weekend since the kids have liked the film but Fruit N Nut has had below average opening. All the Best has brought in about 75 per cent of the collections while Blue is not doing that good. Aladin and London dreams look positive to me and I am looking forward to the release," said Cinemax senior vice president strategy Devang Sampat.

Inox vice president programming and distribution Utpal Acharya said, "Bal Ganesh and Fruit N Nut have been as good as no release, All the Best is still going strong with some of the weekend shows running to full houses. Next week’s release London Dreams looks good, according to me it will be the commercial hit of the year, Aladin too looks interesting and the younger generation will surely enjoy the film."

Manisha Pradhan Singh

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