Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu's October is one of the most intriguing films of the year. And while it had a decent buzz going in to the release day, the film opened to a very low occupancy on day 1 (Friday, April 13) . It did grow over the afternoon and evening shows and collected a decent amount of Rs 5.04 crore at the domestic box office. Though this is not a huge number, considering the niche subject and limited screen space, the film has done well. In fact, it beat the likes of Anushka Sharma's Pari and Rani Mukerji's Hickhi on day 1 to register the 6th highest box office opening of 2018.
If you look at the box office openings of all the releases of 2018, you will realise that Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2 takes up the numero uno spot with a day one collection of Rs 25.10 crore. Next up is Ranveer Singh - Deepika Padukone - Shahid Kapoor's Padmaavat (Rs 24 crore) and Akshay Kumar's PadMan (Rs 10.26 crore). The top three are then followed by Raid (Rs. 10.04 crore), Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (Rs 6.42 crore), October (Rs. 5.04 crore), Pari (Rs 4.36 crore), Hate Story IV (Rs 3.76 crore), Hichki (Rs 3.36 crore) and Aiyaary (Rs 3.35 crore). We would have liked October to compete with Ajay Devgn's Raid and Kartik Aaryan's Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, however with a limited release and the niche appeal, we guess Varun's film has performed very well. (ALSO READ - October is Varun Dhawan's lowest box office opener, but here's why the actor has nothing to worry!)
October has got some fantastic reviews from the critics and it is being lauded by the majority of the audience too. With such a tremendous word of mouth of publicity, we are sure it will grow over the weekend and post a decent total at the domestic box office. But can it break into the top 5 opening weekend grossers of 2018? Well, it is something we will have to wait and watch. In the meantime, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about October right here.
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