Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh’s comic caper Total Dhamaal is all set to release tomorrow (February 22). And while the third film of the hit comic franchise is eagerly awaited, the buzz seems to have dipped ever so slightly. Why do we say that? Well trade sources reveal to us that the movie started tracking well. Initial predictions were that Total Dhamaal would earn anywhere between Rs 18 – 20 crore at the box office on day 1. However, the opening day predictions have gone down to Rs 14 – 15 crore now! And that could largely be because of mixed reactions to the promos. But there’s no need to worry at all! This is because our trade expert reveals that the mass circuits will lap up the film.
As Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) tells us exclusively, “Total Dhamaal has a decent buzz and it should rake in Rs 12 – 14 crore on day one. I genuinely feel it will do well. In fact, the film will perform extremely well in the mass circuits, especially in the single screens, which is hungry for entertaining content like this movie.” From what we hear, Total Dhamaal has got 3,000 plus screens across India. It will obviously impact Gully Boy and Uri: The Surgical Strike‘s run at the box office, but how well will it do over the weekend? Akshaye predicts, “Total Dhamaal should easily earn Rs 35 – 40 crore over the first weekend.”
Considering that Total Dhamaal has been made on a budget of Rs 50 crore (approximately), we are sure it will earn a decent profit. But how much will it earn at the box office in its lifetime run? It will all depend on the merit of its content, the reviews as well as the word of mouth publicity. Anyway, how excited are you for Total Dhamaal? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz for all the Bollywood news, updates and gossip right here.