The third installment of Riteish Deshmukh’s Masti series, Great Grand Masti, had hit the theatres last Friday. The makers has preponed the film’s release after its censor copy got apparently leaked three weeks ahead of its original release date. The film was available for free download on the internet via torrents and a lot of people even watched it ahead of the release. Hence it was quite evident that Great Grand Masti’s box office numbers would suffer a huge set back. (ALSO READ: Great Grand Masti online leak: 9 people detained today by Delhi Crime Branch)
Great Grand Masti received mixed reviews from the critics. Moreover, Salman Khan’s blockbuster Sultan was released just a week ahead of the adult comedy. Animation film Ice Age: Collision Course also released on the same day as Great Grand Masti. So considering the adult nature of the film, it was unlikely of the viewers to choose the Vivek Oberoi starrer over Sultan and Ice Age 5.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh revealed that Great Grand Masti raked around Rs 5 crores in two days. He tweeted, “#GreatGrandMasti Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 2.50 cr. Total: ₹ 5 cr. India biz.” (ALSO READ: Shiney Ahuja puts sex comedy Great Grand Masti into legal trouble)
KRK Box office revealed that Sunday occupancy of Sultan continued to rise. Also the Sunday turnover of Great Grand Masti was Rs 3.25 crores, which is little better than the Day 1 and Day 2 numbers. So the total first weekend collection of Great Grand Masti turns out to be 8.25 crores. The tweet reads, “#Sultan was having superb occupancy on Sunday n collected 15+Cr. #GreatGrandMasti collected approx 3.25Cr. Means weekend 8.25Cr. Washout.”
Great Grand Masti is a sequel of 2004 film Masti, which was a blockbuster. In 2013, the makers released the second installment of the film, Grand Masti, which was a hit too. But unfortunately the third installment will not make as much numbers as its predecessors. It stars Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh and Aftaab Shivdasani in their original roles. It also stars the hottie Urvashi Rautela as a sexy ghost. (ALSO READ: Great Grand Masti movie review: Entertainment just gets GREATER & GRANDER with Riteish Deshmukh starrer!)
Watch the trailer of Great Grand Masti here;