Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu-starrer was given thumbs up by the celebrities who watched it at a special screening before the release. As Pink hit the theatres on Friday (September 16), it started slow but picked pace as the day developed.
A Bollywood trade analyst took to Twitter to share the details of the film’s performance at the box office. He wrote, “#Pink dull in morning/noon shows, but reports terrific. Biz will multiply.” He also informed about Pink’s Middle East collections. “#Pink takes a VERY GOOD start in Middle East… Collects approx AED 400,000 [₹ 72.83 lacs] on Thu [64 screens]… Opens in Kuwait next week,” he tweeted.
The film saw about 25 percent occupancy in the morning, which improved during the day. Pink is expected to earn between Rs 4 to 5 crore at the box office on the opening day.
Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury has made his Hindi directorial debut with the movie, which besides Big B, stars Taapsee, Kriti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi.
Amitabh is seen playing a lawyer in Pink, which is about three sexually harassed young women.
Earlier Amitabh said “Its story was first narrated to me by Shoojit Sircar and it took me just minutes to agree. I did not ask what role I was going to play or what the story or screenplay would be,” he says.
Pink is his third release of the year after Wazir and Te3n.
The film faced a box office clash with Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda-starrer Raaz Reboot but accoridng to initial reports the Vikram Bhatt’s horror film has not affected its progress. – CINEWS