Phantom movie managed to get a decent opening at the Indian Box Office. The film starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, directed by Kabir Khan had been encompassed in a lot of controversies before the release of the film.
Usually films on terrorism theme don’t tend to mint much on first day and depend solely on good word of mouth promotions. Same happened with Phantom as well.
Phantom which released in over 2600 screens across the world had a decent opening, Taran Adarsh reported, “#Phantom Fri ₹ 8.46 cr. India biz… Biz picked up in evening/night shows.” Though the film didn’t get a good start, over the day owing to good word of mouth promotion on social networking sites led to increased footfalls in the evening and night shows.
On Saturday, owing to Raksha Bandhan there was a growth of 51% in the collection, Taran reported, “#Phantom biz witnesses SOLID 51% growth on Sat [Raksha Bandhan]. Fri 8.46 cr, Sat 12.78 cr. Total: ₹ 21.24 cr [on 2600 screens]. India biz.”
Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan’s latest, Phantom has done well overseas as well, Taran reported, “#Phantom continues to grow at Overseas BO. Collects approx $ 1 mn [₹ 6.62 cr] in 2 days. More than 50% biz from UAE-GCC.”
After Cocktail which grossed Rs 11 crores on first day, Saif had failed to get good opening with his last films Bullet Raja and Happy Ending movie. Phantom may provide Saif the happy streak that he is desperately looking for in Bollywood.