After a bumper opening on Friday, Universal Pictures’ presentation Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw has recorded a jump in business on Saturday. Despite a new Hindi offering Khandaani Shafakhana in the parallel along with several holdover titles, the Hollywood film has diverted the major audience toward itself across India.
A spin-off of the Fast & Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson & Jason Statham starrer has got succeed to make the desired impact on the Indian audience and gathered a solid word of mouth. As a result, it was opened at a terrific note and registered the third-best opening of all time in India by a Hollywood film.
On Friday, Hobbs & Shaw took a good start in the morning with around 30-35% occupancy across the country. Over the evening & night shows, it had witnessed a significant jump in footfalls and raked 13.15 crores, which is the second-best opening of the year in India by a Hollywood film & also the best one in the franchise.
On the next day i.e. Saturday, the American action thriller has expectedly shown good growth and bagged the amount of 13.75 crores nett. After 2 days, the total collection of Hobbs & Shaw has become 26.90 crores nett (32.02 crores gross) at the Indian box office from 2100 screens including all the versions.
On the other hand, the adjacent Hindi release Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma & Badshah starrer Khandaani Shafakhana is getting a mixed reaction from the audience and struggling at the box office. On Friday, the film did the business of only 0.75 crore, while on Saturday, it managed to score 0.80 crore and raised its 2 days total collection to 1.55 crores nett.