The tables have turned for movies like ‘Bhoomi’, ‘Haseena Parkar’ and ‘Newton’ on day two at the box office. While all the three movies met with a poor opening at the box office, Rajkummar Rao-starrer ‘Newton’ which collected the least (Rs 90 lakhs), has now surpassed the numbers of ‘Bhoomi’ and ‘Haseena Parkar’ on day two.
Well yes, ‘Newton’ has shown a tremendous growth of almost 175% on Saturday as the numbers jumped from Rs 90 lakh to directly Rs 2.50 crore nett. So, the total business of the movie by the end of day 2 is Rs 3.40 crore nett approximately. It’s quite a rare occurrence as this sort of a jump is not very common. And this jump comes straight after the news of the movie making it to the Oscars made it to the headlines. Probably, this fabulous news gave the movie a big boost and an intrigue value as audiences showed up in larger numbers at the multiplexes. This huge growth provides the movie an opportunity to do well over the coming week. (Also Read: Newton movie review: Exposes the farce of democracy, hits you hard)
Talking about Sanjay Dutt’s comeback movie ‘Bhoomi’, it witnessed a limited growth of around 10-15% as the youth does not seem to be interested in the drama while families too are staying away from its violent content. So, the movie fetched in Rs 2.25 crore nett on Saturday which takes its total to Rs 4.21 crore nett. The Saturday business somewhat seals the fate of this movie and only some sort of miracle can help boost the numbers on Monday.
The third release, ‘Haseena Parkar’ starring Shraddha Kapoor in the lead role remained flat on Saturday as the growth was even less than that of ‘Bhoomi’. It raked in Rs 1.40 crore nett which takes its two day business to Rs 2.77 crore nett.
So clearly, ‘Newton’ has proven to be the winner when it comes to the Saturday numbers and even though the total collection of the movie is still behind ‘Bhoomi’, but going by the current trend, it can easily surpass the business of ‘Bhoomi’ too.