The much-awaited crime thriller of ace filmmaker Neeraj Pandey, Aiyaary has unfortunately opened to a mixed response and recorded overall an average occupancy across the country. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, and Rakul Preet, the movie has received mixed remarks from critics as well as the audience on the first day.
After shifting the release date several times, Aiyaary hit the theaters this Friday with good hype among the audience. Being associated with Neeraj Pandey, everyone had high expectations for the movie but as per reviews, he has missed the target this time and got failed to satisfy the fans.
Although on the opening day, Aiyaary reported a decent business which is close to the expected numbers but the mixed reactions from the audience are not a good sign when the movie already competing with stronger ones like Padmaavat and PadMan. Also, the highly buzzed Black Panther from Hollywood is on the opposite side.
On Friday, Pandey’s directorial recorded 20-25% of occupancy for morning shows and with slight growth over the evening and night shows in multiplexes, Aiyaary has done the business of 3.36 crores at the domestic box office from 1754 screens, which is lesser than Sidharth’s previous movies Ittefaq (4.05 crores) and A Gentleman (4.04 crores).
Aiyaary has to take a solid jump over the weekend and remain steady on weekdays for reputed numbers at the box office after the opening week. It has only this week to collect maximum because the awaited romantic comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is all set to release on next Friday.