Desi Boyz, which stars Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh in leads, is a big budget movie and it was released in 2,200 screens across the country. But the movie opened to a dull response with its occupancy ranging between 50% to 65%. Its first earning (Rs 9 crore) was not upto the expectation.
Whereas, The Dirty Picture, which stars Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Tusshar Kapoor in leads, is a medium budget movie and it was released in 1,600 centres across the country. The movie registered 60-65% collection, while its occupancy in single screens ranged between 75% to 80%.
When compared to its volume of release, the movie has done far better than Desi Boyz at the Box Office. The Dirty Picture got rave reviews from film critics as well as it registered a good response from the audience. Many entered the theatres with an excitement of seeing Vidya's raunchy show, but they came out with a feeling of enlightment. Now, trade analysts say that the word of mouth is expected to boost the collection of The Dirty Picture.