Box office report: ‘Shanghai’ declared a hit!

Box office report: ‘Shanghai’ declared a hit!

Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai had recovered its cost even before the theatrical release through the satellite and music rights. With a decent collection of Rs 13 crore in the first four days the Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol starrer can be called a hit now

Shanghai opened to critical acclaim and mixed response at the box office. Those with the taste for good cinema thronged the theatres to watch this realistic take on India’s state of affairs on the political and social front. Shanghai starring Abhay Deol, Emraan hasmi, Kalki Koechlin and Bengali superstar Prosenjit was made on a budget of Rs 19 crore. Director Dibakar Banerjee had said that he had to recover only Rs 4.75 crore from theatrical release to make Shanghai a profitable venture. The film had already bagged a whopping Rs 16 crore from the music and satellite right. And now after netting more than 13 crore at the box office Shanghai has become a success.

Distributed by PVR Pictures, Shanghai was released with 1,200 prints across India. After witnessing a slow start on the first day, it picked up on Saturday and Sunday. Trade analysts are expecting better response for the film in the week ahead. Trade pundits also maintain that due to the film’s serious nature Shanghai can get even better response from the multiplex audience in the days to come.

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s masala entertainer Rowdy Rathore continues to rule the BO. The Prabhu Deva production has crossed the enviable Rs 100 crore mark. Akki’s rustic, rowdy and larger-than-life avatar has undoubtedly worked for the film. And going by the numbers it is clear that Akshay’s film has no threat from Banerjee’s Shanghai.


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  • Akshay

    Are you nuts? Shanghai is a superflop movie and a very boring movie. Its cost is 28 crores and no chance of recovering.

    • Sohail Khan

      At the moment curruption and dirty politics is the main issue of India. Most of the Indians has awaken and tired of currupt politics of India. As everyone knows from last 2 years most of the people of India have supported anti-curruption fight against currupt politicians so this is the good time to mkae this movie hit and attract audience.

  • Biswanath

    @akshay: I’ve watched the movie and its pretty surprising how you can call it boring? The first half may make you little bored cause its concentrated on build up of the story. But as a whole its best movie of 2012. Pan singh tomar may come close. I guess you love to watch crappy film like RR.

  • Baban

    Who said that SHANGHAI is an boring movie ….I just want 2 tell them that they should leave 2 watch LEVEL type movie .
    Akshay ……….

  • bhupinder

    shanghai is one of the best movie i hv ever seen in my life…its look like a realistic drama….emraan rocks….

  • Divyajeet

    This is the most accurate bollywood film I have seen in my life.

  • Pranjal roy

    My fvrat imran rockz