Andhadhun is on course to emerge a HIT film as it records good collections on Monday. The film is heading towards a good 30-40% jump as compared to the first day. The collections of the film will be in the 3.25 crore nett region which takes the film to over 17.50 crore nett in four days.
The total is not much but now the film will start making ground over the next few weeks. The film has been liked by the high end multiplex crowd in metros like Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. It was a holiday in Kolkata on Monday and next week will be a prolonged holiday which will ensure Kolkata also scores big for the film.
Its the same crowd that takes films like Neerja and Kapoor & Sons to good numbers and even though appreciation is very limited to the metros it is not to difficult to get 50 lakh footfalls when these metros take to a film. The above films easily went higher than 50 lakh footfalls as the former had tax exemption while the latter had music but for Andhadhun even 50 lakh footfalls will see just a little short of Neerja and Kapoor & Sons due to a rise in ticket prices and reduction tax due to GST.
The core Hindi film crowd has not come on board but that is expected and the film does not really need it either to become a HIT. The first week should easily cross 25 crore nett from here and Friday does not have major competition. It will be the second Friday which should confirm HIT status if it holds well.