It was a fair first week for both of us. Madgaon Express and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar as their Thursday collections were not far from Friday's opening. While this shows stability, the fact is also that theatrically one expects more business from these films. There is a fair cost associated with both films and while ancillary rights come into the picture, they should potentially break even, considering the fact that there are merits attached as well, one hopes that the box office returns will also be there.

Box Office: Madgaon Express and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar have stable weekdays, all eyes on the second weekBox Office: Madgaon Express and Swatantrya Veer Savarkar have stable weekdays, all eyes on the second week

Let's talk about Madgaon Express first. The film released at Rs. 1.63 crore and on Thursday stood at Rs. 1.30 crores. This is good from a bookings perspective, although from an absolute numbers perspective it would have been better if collections from Tuesday to Thursday had been higher than those from Friday. That would have ensured that, despite this week's new releases, the film would have continued to generate consistent collections. Today, the numbers should grow again due to the partial Good Friday holiday and perhaps even exceed Rs. 1.63 crores. That would be nice and then it would come down to the numbers coming in over the rest of the weekend. Currently, the first week costs Rs. 13.85 crores.

The same happens with Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Also, which will have a similar trend today after opening at Rs. 1.10 crore on Friday and later closed at Rs. 1.05 crore on Thursday. The drop here is even smaller, but one expected the film to have blown up by now, given the subject matter. This is an elegant and polished film and you can see that it has been given a good budget. Given the kind of recognition this Randeep Hooda starrer has received, one expects it to go far beyond Rs. 11.37 crores he has collected so far.

Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources.

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