Bollywood, which witnessed lackluster start in 2013, has released two films like Saif Ali Khan's much-awaited movie Race 2 and Akaash Vani today. The Race sequel starring Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Deepika Padukone in leads, has got a fantastic opening at the Indian Box Office, while the latter received a lackluster start. Early trends show that Race 2 will beat the first day record of Race and Saif's previous release Cocktail.
Race 2, which went on floors in October 2011, has been creating buzz ever since Race became a big hit at the Box Office. The Abbas-Mustan directed action thriller has started on a robust note. The movie has registered 70% to 80% occupancy at multiplexes and single screens in several circuits. But the footfalls at certain other places were below 50% in the morning shows.
Since it is Eid-E-Milad holiday, Race 2 seemed to be picking up well at the Box Office. The movie is expected to get better towards the evening/night shows. Saturday is also holiday due to Republic day and hence the movie will rock at ticket windows across the country. Trade experts feel that it will do a record-breaking collection at the domestic Box Office on the day one as well as over the weekend.
However, another Hindi new release Akaash Vani has received a very poor response at the domestic Box Office. It should be seen whether it will show a big jump in the evening and night shows.