Shoojit Sircar's latest directorial venture Madras Cafe starring John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri in leads, opened to a lackluster response at the Indian Box Office, but has picked up very well on Saturday. This political espionage thriller has smashed the first and second day collection records of John's previous solo movie Force, which had hit the screen on September 30, 2011.
Chennai Express 15 Days Collection At Box Office
Madras Cafe, which has been most-talked about its controversial subject, was expected to start with a bang at the Indian Box Office, but the movie had a slow start with its occupancy ranging between 25% and 35% in the morning and matinee shows on its opening day, but it showed massive growth in the afternoon and evening shows. The film collected Rs Fri 5.17 crores nett in the domestic market on the first day.
The John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri starrer showed further improvements on Saturday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#MadrasCafe is zooming upwards. Not just plexes of urban centres, even single screens/mass circuits have witnessed an upswing in biz. WOW!" The movie collected Rs 7 crores at the Indian Box Office on its second day, taking its two-day domestic total to Rs 12.17 crores.
However, Force, which has been the biggest opening solo film for John Abraham, had collected Rs 5.05 crores on Friday and Rs 4.75 crores on Saturday. Now, Madras Cafe has shattered both these collection records. The movie has garnered a very powerful word of mouth. As per the early trends, the movie is expected to rake in Rs 8.5 to 10 crores nett at the Indian Box Office on Sunday. Stay locked to this space to read latest Madras Cafe Box Office reports.