New Delhi: Despite getting good reviews from the critics and thumbs up from the audiences too, Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wasseypur 2' failed to attain flattering numbers at the box office. 'Gangs of Wasseypur 1' which was released on June 22, 2012 earned Rs 28 crore and the makers were pretty happy with the collection.
Releasing a film on a weekday is a risk anyway. However, in this case, Kashyap took the right decision as Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ hits the screens on August 15, 2012. This way ‘GoW’ 2 got a few more days to attract the audiences. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#GOW2 Tue previews 34 lacs, Wed 2.75 cr, Thu 2.30 cr, Fri 3.20 cr, Sat [est] 3.25 cr. Total: 11.84 cr nett.”
It is quite evident that ‘GoW 2’ may not be able to match up to the box office collection of part 1. After the release of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which is a typical masala entertainer, the box office collection of ‘GoW 2’ is likely to drop. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadda play the lead roles in the film.
The film opened to 30-40% occupancy with just selected theatres registering better occupancy. Commercial success doesn’t matter to filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap, so he might not be really worried with this.
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