If one takes a look at the Box Office performance of both the films then Bang Bang has shown a stead decline while Haider has been steady and has shown an upward tread.
Bang Bang released in about three thousand three hundred and fifty screens all over India. Bang Bang did lose some key screens to Haider in Delhi and Mumbai but still managed to get a bigger release as compared to Haider.
Despite bad reviews and equally bad word of mouth, Bang Bang has managed a great weekend at the Box Office.
Bang Bang started with a bang and has managed to collect about Rs 27.54 crore nett on Thursday (October 02, 2014), Rs 24.08 crore nett on Friday (October 03, 2014), Rs 20.10 crore nett on Saturday (October 04, 2014) and Rs 22.41 crore nett on Sunday (October 05, 2014), thus collecting about Rs 94.13 crore nett in it’s opening weekend.
Now coming to Haider, well the film for starters was not a mass entertainer. It has some superlative content and some brilliant performances.
Haider released across thirteen hundred screens in India and was applauded both by the critics as well the audiences who went in to see the film. Haider as a film is a dark film and has an appeal only for niche audience. The film was never expected to be a mass entertainer, but with the advantage of the extended weekend it has done decent business.
Haider has been steady at the Box Office and has managed to collect about Rs 06.14 crore nett on Thursday (October 02, 2014), Rs 06.93 crore nett on Friday (October 03, 2014), Rs 06.38 crore nett on Saturday (October 04, 2014) and Rs 07.23 crore nett on Sunday (October 05, 2014), thus collecting about Rs 26.78 crore nett in it’s opening weekend.
Coming two weeks, October 10 2014 (Dhund Lenge Manzil Hum, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami, Jigariyaa, Spark and Tamanchey) and October 17, 2014 (Luv…Phir Kabhie, Mumbai 125 km and Sonali Cable), shall see no major release.
It’s only on October 24, 2014 that Happy New Year fever shall take over, Till then Bang Bang and Haider have full scope to gather as much money they can.
All said and done, this one is a rabbit and tortoise kind of a race wherein Bang Bang has raced ahead and Haider is trailing but shall catch up soon.
October 02, 2014 saw the release of Bang Bang starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif and Haider starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. If on...1.5