Contradictory to the speculations about the Box Office success, ‘Kapoor & Sons’ have managed to do well, especially overseas. In fact it will challenge Airlift as the biggest overseas opening of the year. The film has opened to the highest numbers of the year in US / Canada of close to $1 million but the Gulf numbers are less than Airlift but this should be compensated by Pakistan where Kapoor & Sons is pretty good and should do around $300k while Airlift was poor there being a patriotic film.
The Overseas numbers are looking to be around $2.75 million which is a good performance and comparatively better than the performance in India. Last year ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ had opened in a similar range while a bigger film ‘Tamasha’ was not much higher.
The Worldwide number for the film is 52-53 crore approximately which is better than films from last year like ‘Baby’ and ‘Shaandaar’ while similar to Phantom.
Kapoor And Sons had huge growth on Sunday as the weekend business went over 25 crore nett. This is a par result for the film though even this did not look likely after the first two days. The Sunday growth probably covered some of the distance lost on Saturday due to the cricket match. The first weekend business of ‘Kapoor & Sons’ is as follows:
• Friday – 6,50,00,000
• Saturday – 7,25,00,000
• Sunday 11,75,00,000
• Total – 25,50,00,000
The film showed phenomenal growth across the major metros of India which is unusual for a Sunday as collections taper off in the evening but this was not the case here as occupancies were almost double of the first day.
The Sunday business gives the film a good chance of sustaining well over the weekdays.