Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary has taken a slow start at box office. From morning, its occupancy was low, in the range of 15-20% and it didn’t improve much over the day. It witnessed an average footfall of 25%.
With 1750 screens in India, Aiyaary has managed to mint 3.36 crore on 1st day. Although it’s not a bad number for a thriller, being a Neeraj Pandey film, one would have expected around 5 crore opening collection.
Reviews for Aiyaary are good to mixed and audience also didn’t turn up for it. Aiyaary has a considerable budget so it will need to show some momentum today and tomorrow otherwise it will be hard for it to recover its costs.
Marvel’s Black Panther has been phenomenal at worldwide box office and it has also taken charge of Indian box office. With an immense hype, the film has collected 5.60 crore nett. on 1st day, including 35 lakhs from its Thursday paid previews.
The gross collections of Black Panther are 7.18 crore. This superhero movie has created a huge competition for Aiyaary and multiplex crowd is preferring it over the Bollywood film.
Black Panther will be taking a 20+ crore opening weekend. It will be trending well in theaters as it has got exceptional reviews and audience is loving it. Marvel has a big fan base in India so Black Panther will be capitalizing on it.