This week saw a Bollywood and Hollywood film clash at the box-office, and considering the ongoing Housefull 4 storm in theaters coupled with the fact that the Hindi film has no face value while the English film belongs to a franchise not that popular with the youth (like an Avengers or Fast & Furious), both films opened to reasonable collections. Ujda Chaman brought in Rs. 2.35 crore nett on day 1 and Terminator: Dark Fate collected a decent Rs. 3.25 crore nett, buoyed no doubt by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s star power.
However, both films need to show growth over the weekend, post which they’ll have to hold well during the weekdays to have any hope of having moderately successful runs at the box-office. The Sunny Singh-Maanvi Gagroo starrer has a landing cost of just R.s 8 crore (including P&A) while the Schwarzenegger-Linda Hamilton film, too, hasn’t be purchased at a huge amount for the Indian market, so both movies have a chance of going above the break-even mark.