Is Shahrukh Khan The Number One Star After Chennai Express?
Tuesday 20th August 2012 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Q. Can Phata Poster Nikla Hero be the comeback of Shahid Kapoor?
A. It can if the content is good. The opening numbers should be best for a Shahid Kapoor starrer but mainly because his last release was over a year back and business is higher today but its unlikely to be that 10 crore plus opener so will depend on word of mouth.
Q. Is Shahrukh Khan the number one star after Chennai Express?
A. Worldwide there is no doubt he is number one. In India the issue was pretty clear cut before Chennai Express with Salman Khan leading but now it is debateable. Basically it seems to depend on the better release dates, Salman Khan got excellent release dates with Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger and this year Shahrukh Khan got it with Chennai Express.
Q. Has the business of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag crossed Barfi?
A. Nett collections have but gross collections have not.
Q. Are there not enough screens in India because there is so much competition for screens?
A. There are more than enough screens and its only when two big films release together or a week apart that problems occur and even that has a lot do with the short life span of a films today and everybody wants the maximum and best screens in their first week. Most of the year there are low occupancies and more screens will mean they get even lower. The need for extra screens will be if there are two releases a month that can do 150 crore nett but we struggle to get one film a month that can even do 100 crore nett.