Shootout at Wadala opening weekend collections 3rd best in 2013

Shootout at Wadala opening weekend collections 3rd best in 2013

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: May 7, 2013  | 11:00 IST

John Abraham-starrer Shootout at Wadala has had a good opening at the box office with collections touching Rs 25.50 crore in the first three days of its release. The movie notched the third best opening weekend collections for 2013 so far.

Abraham plays gangster Manya Surve in the Sanjay Gupta-directed Shootout at Wadala, which also features Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Kangna Ranaut and Mahesh Manjrekar.

The plot revolved around the first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982.

Shootout at Wadala raked in Rs 8.25 crore nett on the day of its release (May 3), following it up with collections of Rs 7.50 crore nett and about Rs 9.25-9.75 crore nett total on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

According to, the top opening weekend grosser is the multi-starrer Race 2 (Rs 48.25 crore), followed by Himmatwala (Rs 26.50 crore). Akshay Kumar-starrer Special 26 (Rs 23.50 crore) came in at the fourth spot while Vishal Bhardwaj-directed Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (Rs 21.25 crore) took the fifth position.

Shootout at Wadala has scored the best in Mumbai circuit, collecting about Rs 10 crore nett at the box office.

The Monday-to-Thursday period this week will hold the key for the gangster movie, as Aashiqui 2 showed business picking up on weekdays despite not having a great opening weekend.

Shootout at Wadala being an action film is unlikley to be as steady as the Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer romantic movie, but if the film rakes in about Rs 40 crore nett, it will be a decent first week collection.


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