The antics of the irrepressible idiot in Bheja Fry 2 might have been panned by the critics, but the film did manage to register a good opening-weekend collection at box office.
Though the response was less than expected, Bheja Fry 2 scored much better than the other releases of last Friday, namely Always Kabhi Kabhi, Bhindi Baazaar Inc, Bin Bulaye Baarati and Cycle Kick.
Bheja Fry 2 made Rs. 2.05 crores on Friday. The collections went slightly up on Saturday with the Rs. 2.25 crore figure and further on Sunday with Rs. 2.35 crores. The aggregate first-weekend collection was Rs. 6.65 crores, which, though below expectations, isn’t bad considering that the other films fared very poorly over the weekend.
Always Kabhi Kabhi, produced by Shahrukh Khan and introducing Zoa Morani, got not just bad reviews but also failed to attract crowds to theatres. Likewise, Bhindi Baazaar Inc, despite promising promos, was very dull. Bin Bulaye Baarati did fare slightly better in the northern belt, and Cycle Kick was almost a washout.
Still going strong, however, is the Salman Khan blockbuster Ready which collected Rs. 8 crore in its third weekend. The film has so far made more than Rs. 108 crores and is a superhit.