After bringing in 4.36 crores on its opening day, Pari saw decent growth on Saturday. There were enhanced footfalls as 5 crores* more came in. This is fair enough for the film which was coming off a holiday and a jump like this has given it some sort of a platform to consolidate further on Sunday.
With 9.36 crore* already on, the film is now set for a 15 crore weekend at the least.
When compared to other female centric films with a dark theme (drama or horror), these are the weekend numbers that Pari would be set against:
Kahaani 2 (Vidya Balan) – 16.97 crore
Akira (Sonakshi Sinha) – 16.65 crore
Kahaani (Vidya Balan) – 15 crore
Alone (Bipasha Basu) – 15 crore
Mom (Sridevi) – 14.40 crore
Mardaani (Rani Mukerjee) – 14.34 crore
NH10 (Anushka Sharma) – 13.25 crore
This pretty much conveys that Pari is actually doing well for its genre and it won’t be surprising if it eventually finds itself amongst the Top-3 of the list. Given the fact that there is huge competition from audience friendly Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety as well which is continuing to do great guns, Pari has managed to not just hold well but also show increase in footfalls, which is a fair deal after all.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder