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`2 States` earns over 12 crores on first day

IANS | Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 18:42

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Chetan Bhagat`s novel that was made into the movie, `2 States`, released on Friday.

Reports are that the Abhishek Varman debut has raked in around Rs 12 crore on its opening day. Experts have suggested that the movie may draw in more crowds during the weekend and the movie may do better than expected.

Sources have said that the first day collection for the romantic comedy based on Chetan Bhagat`s novel, is Rs. 12.42 cr net.

"The film is doing very good business at the box office. It has gone beyond expectations. The film has collected close to Rs.12 crore on Friday. It is great and its almost going housefull on many theatres today (Saturday)," said Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines.

"If the film goes in the same pace, it will certainly create a record for itself," he added.

Sanjay Ghai from Mukta Arts said: "The film is going housefull, and that is commendable. With out having any Khans or A-listers, the film has managed to pull maximum crowd.

"The film collected Rs.2.25 crore on Friday from Delhi, and all over India, it`s business was close to Rs.12 to Rs.13 crore."

Talking about how the movie has fared so far, Amrita Pandey, vice president and head of marketing and distribution, Studios - Disney India, said: "`2 States` had a phenomenal jump start right from morning shows on Friday all over the country and across all centres.

"Many cinemas were running to packed capacities, and added shows on the first day itself. The movie is geared for a great run. In key international markets like North America, Australia and Britain, the movie was running to high occupancies and the opening day collections were great."

The movie was released in nearly 2,400 screens worldwide. In India, `2 States` released in over 2,000 screens and internationally, it released in close to 350 screens in 30 countries.

First Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 18:42

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