‘Great Newwz’ leads Bollywood business in the year

‘Great Newwz’ leads Bollywood business in the year

NEW DELHI: The lack of any significant releases in the first week of 2020 has brought good news for comedy drama Great Newwz that had garnered Rs162.10 crore at the end of its second weekend in India. The Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani-starrer has taken advantage of the holidays, recording near Rs35 crore in its second weekend.

“Good Newwz continues to bring great news. Scores big (near Rs35 crore) in weekend . Should trend well on weekdays. Will cross Rs175 crore in week two. Speeding towards Rs200 crore,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Trade site Box Office India reported the Raj film was doing business having earned around Rs20 crore in nine days. Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are the next best with Rs36 crore in nine days with Delhi alone collecting Rs16.25 crore while Noida was equally strong with Rs5 crore.

The comedy drama is lead actor Kumar superhit after Mission Mangal and Housefull 4, in 2019. Good Newwz has been finding more appeal, while Mysore, Mumbai and West Bengal headed Mission Mangal’s business. Both movies have typical numbers in mass markets and small towns.

Great Newwz has easily crossed the work of the Bollywood launch in the week preceding it, Salman Khan’s action comedy Dabangg 3, that has been unable to cross the Rs140 crore mark. While the film lost much of its business in the week thanks to the protests from the Citizenship Amendment Act, word-of-mouth that is combined thereafter didn’t help either. Box Office India said the movie may have earned slightly more by now or crore had it not been for the chaos, but that’s hard to tell given the reviews that were negative.

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