Despite a strong competition from "Iron Man 3" and the on-going IPL season, "Aashiqui 2" made a decent box office debut.
Aashiqui 2 grossed around Rs 18 crore over its first weekend. But its collections were overshadowed by "Iron Man 3" which earned over Rs 20 crore at the domestic box office during its first weekend, the second Hollywood film to cross this level in the domestic market. "Iron Man 3" earned around Rs 21 crore in its first weekend, trailing behind "The Amazing Spiderman", which raked in around Rs 25 crore in its first weekend.
Made on a budget of Rs 12 crore, "Aashiqui 2" has newcomers Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles.
A directorial venture of Mohit Suri, "Aashiqui 2" has been co-produced by Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt under their respective banners - T Series Films and Vishesh Films.
Another Bollywood cimema "Ek Thi Daayan", which was released on April 19, collected a decent Rs 25 crore in its first week. (Source: Boxofficeindia.com)