Fear is the winner: 'The Nun' beats Bollywood-releases at box-office
The first week of September witnessed a fierce competition at the box office as Hollywood movie 'The Nun' was released along with JP Dutta's 'Paltan' and Sajid Ali's 'Laila Majnu'. It was indeed a treat for cinema-goers as they had an option to check out different genres. And three releases ensured fight at the box office was more intense. Here's breaking down the result.
'The Nun' gets electrifying start at the box office
Hollywood's horror drama 'The Nun' has managed to rule the box office and scare away the competition. The movie, which is the fifth instalment of 'The Conjuring' series, has got rave reviews from the audience. 'The Nun' made an incredible collection of Rs. 8 crore on its day of release which is the best opening day numbers for 'The Conjuring' series in India.
First day collection of 'The Nun'
#TheNun achieves the best opening day numbers among #Conjuring movies in India... Takes an ELECTRIFYING START... Eclipses *all* releases - new as well as holdover titles... Fri ₹ 8 cr Nett BOC [1603 screens]. India biz. All versions.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 8, 2018
'Paltan', 'Laila Majnu' fail to impress the audience
On the other hand, JP Dutta's multi-starrer 'Paltan' failed to bring the audience to the theaters and had a slow start. The movie was in the headlines not just for its ensemble of casts but because it marked Dutta's return after a gap of 12 years. Besides, 'Laila Majnu' also had a weak opening. Both the movies, collectively, earned just Rs. 2 crore.
Box office report of 'Paltan', 'Laila Majnu'
Horror genre is leading at the box office
'The Nun' isn't the first horror movie, in the recent past to witness such a flying start. Earlier, Amar Kaushik directorial 'Stree' too had managed to leave the audience intrigued and is going strong post a week of its release. The movie has made a collection of Rs. 64.78 cr so far and is inching towards the coveted Rs. 100 crore club.
Horror declared as the winner
Horror monopolises the marketplace... #Stree [last Friday] and #TheNun [this Friday] - riding on the positive goodwill of #TheConjuring - are attracting audience in hordes... Of course, #Stree has a generous dose of humour... Horror is the new Hero!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 8, 2018