De De Pyaar De collections were hit by elections on Sunday although it may just get some growth though it will be limited. The collections should come in the 13-14 crore nett range as the biggest circuit Mumbai is unaffected with Maharashtra and Gujarat having gone to the polls on an earlier date. Delhi NCR where the film is doing well were also unaffected.
Punjab which saw a big jump in collections on Saturday was the main affected area. There were also elections in parts of UP, MP, Bihar and West Bengal and although these areas are not doing that great they had potential to have good collections on Sunday. UP, MP and Bihar do their best business on Sunday.
The weekend including previews will probably in the 35-36 crore nett range which is low and less than last weeks Student Of The Year 2. But the difference is the trend here is strong (Sunday notwithsatnding) and the film could do good business over teh weekdays.
The weekend trend suggested an AVERAGE film at best for Student Of The Year 2 while this film has chances of proving to be a HIT despite the weekend being below the mark.