Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai has opened to a dull response at the Box Office. The film has opened to 25-30% occupancy at multiplexes, the single screens were even worse at 10-15%. The opening hasn’t come as a surprise as the film is dark and not targeted for masses. Shanghai has got excellent reviews from critics and it remains to be seen whether it can pick up on Saturday and Sunday. The film will have to rely on good word of mouth from here.
Emraan Hashmi’s movies usually open well at single screens, however Shanghai being different from his typical movies has been unable to gather crowd at single screens as well. Also the movie is facing a lot of competition from Rowdy Rathore which is pulling in all the crowd at multiplexes and single screens alike. Shanghai should improve it’s business on weekends however we think the improvement will be mainly at multiplexes.
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