Bewakoofiyaan had a poor weekend grossing around 6.75 crore nett over its first weekend. The film started on a low note and the growth was limited over the weekend. The key for these type of multiplex films is Saturday business and here Saturday growth was very limited.
The film has the lowest opening weekend if we take into account the main multiplex releases over the last few weeks which are Hasee Toh Phasee, Highway, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Queen. The collections are better than Total Siyaapa but that film was almost a total washout.
There will not be much hope for the film over the weekdays, they could remain steady but with such a low weekend that tends to happen as there is a limit to the downside.
Queen had a fantastic second weekend as it recorded figures that were similar to its first weekend at around 9.50 crore nett. It is after long time that this happened. The last time this happened was probably Vivah in 2006 if we don't count the limited 100-200 screen releases.
Queen has taken its ten day business to around 28 crore nett and a good trend is expected on the weekdays, it may not be as strong as week one but a holiday on Monday for Holi on compensate for that. .
The second week business will match some of the big releases, Jai Ho this year's biggest release had grossed 21 crore nett plus in week two and for Queen to be just a few crore short of that is fantastic. Queen has chances to hit the 50 crore nett mark and is likely to emerge the first outright hit of the year.