Box Office: Madgaon Express and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar have stable weekdays, all eyes on second week hold

It was a fair first week for both Madgaon Express and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar as their Thursday collections were not too far off from their Friday opening. While this does demonstrate stability, the fact also remains that theatrically one expects more business from these films. There is a fair cost associated with both the films and while with ancillary rights coming into picture, they should potentially break even, considering the fact that there are merits associated as well, one does expect box office returns to be there as well.

Let’s talk about Madgaon Express first. The film opened at Rs. 1.63 crores and on Thursday it stood at Rs. 1.30 crores. This is good from the hold perspective, though from absolute numbers perspective it would have been nicer if Tuesday to Thursday collections would actually have been greater than Friday. That would have ensured that despite the new releases this week, the film would have continued to bring in consistent collections. Today, the numbers should grow again due to partial holiday of Good Friday and perhaps go past even Rs. 1.63 crores. That would be good and then everything would boil down to numbers that come over rest of the weekend. Currently, the first week stands at Rs. 13.85 crores.

Ditto for Swatantrya Veer Savarkar too which will have a similar trending today after it opened at Rs. 1.10 crores on Friday and then closed at Rs. 1.05 crore on Thursday. The drop here is even lesser but then one expected the film to break out by now, given the theme. This one is a polished classy film and one can see that there is good budget allocated to it. Given the kind of appreciation that has come the way of this Randeep Hooda starrer, one expects that it goes much beyond Rs. 11.37 crores that it has collected so far.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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