Highway box office collection: Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda starrer has a sluggish start

Mon, February 24, 2014 3:40pm UTC by 8 Comments

Highway box office collection: Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda starrer has a sluggish start

Imtiaz Ali’s latest offering created a lot of buzz amongst the movie goers. But the much-awaited Alia Randeep starrer had a poor first day opening. Though the film picked up during the weekend, it has only managed to earn Rs 13.97 in three days

Imtiaz Ali’s much-awaited film Highway featuring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in lead hit the screens on Friday (February 21). While the expectations were quite high from Ali’s road movie, Highway didn’t manage to pull in crowds to the theatres. The film witnessed a poor opening on its first day and raked in only Rs 3.42 cr nett. However, the film’s collection was better over the weekend. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Highway Fri 3.42 cr, Sat 4.80 cr, Sun 5.75 cr. Total: Rs 13.97 cr nett. India biz only.” But compared to Jimmy Shergill starrer Darr @ The Mall which released on the same day, Highway fared better despite the former having a wider release.

According to Boxofficeindia, “Highway grossed around 13-13.25 crore nett in its first weekend. The film had an upward trend over the weekend but due to a slow start at most places it needed a bigger jump on Saturday. The growth had to be over 50 percent but was around the 35 percent range.”

With Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan’s Shaadi Ke Side Effects releasing this week, Highway may have a tough time sustaining itself at the box office. When we recently caught up with Alia, the starlet said that Highway is more of a word-of-mouth film. Well, we hope that’s case coz the film’s box office collection tells a different story.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Mohit Chhabra

    It really is a good movie. It’s very different and very intense. Even I wasn’t going to watch it but someone recommended it to me. Today I recommended many others to see it. So ‘word of mouth’ is quite right. Such movies should do well in Box office. Unfortunately like Lakshya and Swades, quality of the movie doesn’t necessarily equate to BO collections.

  • silverRose

    It was a boring movie…big Yawn…have seen ample of movies far better than that like …Monsoon Wedding…etc….Thumbs Down Imtiaz Ali

    • Arti

      really a good movie i have ever seen,chemistry between both of them are seems real

  • Pakya

    One of the best movies of all times.. people who don’t watch it out of arrogance are really missing a chance of a lifetime.. bcz even if u see it on a small screen.. it will be no match ..for the experience of watching it in theatres

  • LK

    Highway is an experience – watch it! This will go down in the history of Hindi cinema as one of the greatest films made…

  • lilyfair9

    Really a good movie..must watch!!

  • narendra

    not a commercial movie but it is still a good movie & it is only to be watched in cinema halls

  • RUPALI

    nice movie….i have seen it on sunday and till date i am thinking about it. It left such an impression over your mind…a must watch…well done imtiaz, Randeep and Alia.


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