Chef has taken an awful first day as it collected less than 1 crore nett. The film was not really expected to collect but these collections are even lower than those low expectations. The film should have at least got past fils like Noor and Guest In London and grossed in the region of 1.50 crore nett but here the collections are almost half of that with the first day collections coming in the 80-90 lakhs nett range. The started very poorly and these figures have come with the normal evening growth so it can be imagined how bad the morning was. This number means that even if the film doubles up on Saturday it will not help.it will have to probably treble up or even more and even Newton could not do that with support of an Oscar entry and here there is no such thing. The lowest numbers of some major releases this year are as follows. Chef has done less business than films Newton and Lipstick Under My Burkha but those are not included below as were limited releases and the ones below had 1000 screens or close to it.
1. Chef - 90,00,000 apprx
2. Guest In London - 1,17,00,000
2. Noor - 1,23,00,000
3. The Ghazi Attack - 1,55,00,000
4. Daddy - 1,58,00,000
5. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz - 1,61,00,000
The other releases 2016 - The End, Call For Fun, Muavza Zameen Ka Paisa, Raktshar, etc were washouts. There were 8 releases this week and between them they failed to gather up 1 crore nett between them.
5. Bank Chor