Bell Bottom, starring Akshay Kumar, released in theatres on August 19th. After the second wave of COVID 19, the spy thriller became the first major Hindi film to be released in cinema halls. Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, and Huma Qureshi also played key roles in the film.
Bellbottom has collected a total of 1 cr on its second Monday, which is better than 2nd Friday, due to Janmashtami holiday. Interestingly, despite decent competition from the Amitabh Bachchan-Emraan Hashmi starrer Chehre on the screens, the film has managed to hold its own, even seeing an uptick in box office collections over its second weekend.
The overall collections for the film are not great, but it is a ray of hope for cinemas. Here’s what the day wise breakdown looks like –
Thursday Day 1 – 2.75 cr nett
Friday Day 2 – 2.75 cr nett
Saturday Day 3 – 3 cr nett
Sunday Day 4 – 4.50 cr nett
*1st Weekend (including Thurs): 13 cr nett*
Monday Day 5 – 2 cr nett
Tuesday Day 6 – 1.65 cr nett
Wednesday Day 7 – 1.50 cr nett
Thursday Day 8 – 0.55 cr nett
*1st Week – 18.70 cr nett*
Friday Day 9 – 0.75 cr nett
Saturday Day 10 – 1.35 cr nett
Sunday Day 11 – 1.75 cr nett
*2nd Weekend: 3.85 cr nett*
Monday Day 12 – 1 cr nett
Total Collection (all India): 23.55 cr nett
With the film’s digital distribution set for later next month, Bellbottom still has a window of opportunity in theatres and is projected to be the audience’s top pick.
Bell bottom is a little step toward movie halls revival, and hopefully as Maharashtra opens up, other makers will announce film premiere dates. Shang Chi and Fast & Furious 9 will compete with Bell Bottom in the coming weeks, especially on 3D screens.