Pari Box Office Collection: Anushka Sharma's film has a decent weekend at the domestic market

Anushka Sharma's Pari finally hit the screens on Friday and is doing a decent business at the box office. Pari is estimated to be made on a budget of Rs 30 crores inclusive of prints and advertising cost.
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Anushka Sharma's highly-anticipated supernatural thriller Pari has hit the screens on March 2 and the movie has been appreciated by both the critics and the viewers. The tagline of the movie, "Not a fairytale", already gave rise to a lot of speculations as to what the story is all about. 
 
Directed by Prosit Roy, Pari tells the story of Arnab (Parambrata Chatterjee), who gives refuge to Rukhsana (Anushka Sharma), a mysterious woman found shackled in the woods, after her mother is killed in an accident involving his family. Rukhsana is hunted by a mob of men led by Dr Qasim Ali (Rajat Kapoor). 
 
The film opened on a decent note and earned Rs 4.36 crores on day 1. As per a leading trade website, the film collected Rs 13.50 crores at the box office in its first weekend. Pari is estimated to be made on a budget of Rs 30 crores inclusive of prints and advertising cost. 
 
Co-producer Arjun N Kapoor of KriArj Entertainment, said, "In many places outside Mumbai where theatres did not shut totally, they still opened only after 3 pm. But the word of mouth is so good that Saturday and Sunday will prove to be good days for this Anushka starrer. However, states like West Bengal where people celebrated Holi yesterday, have registered extremely good collections on day 1 itself."
 
Sanjay Chatar, the leading distributor for Central India, said, "Major cinema halls in MP and Chattisgarh areas don't play movies on the Holi day in the morning; if they begin operations they start off only at 6 pm. Rajasthan began only after 4 pm. So the film's business in these crucial territories will only emerge over the weekend."
 
"The film has gotten 80 percent occupancy in Pune and Thane territories, where Holi is not celebrated widely. But then again, there are places like Nizam, Mysore and others down South that are reeling under a theatre strike. Over the weekend, as the theatre strike wraps up, the film is expected to display strong business," said another trade source.
 
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The idea of producing a movie or any investment is not to regain the money back. Have a get a lot more returns. The budjet does not include Anushka's fee. She lost money and time doing this movie.

Just call it as a bomb.

U all shut up love u anushka

flopppppp

Flop actress

It's not 13.50 , it's 15 crores according to all trade analysists

LIKe her or not but you have to admit she isn't extremely smart , she has two commercial releases this year which both look like entertaining films that will do well at the bo at the same time pleasing the audience and critics with amazing performances in such offtrack films without suffering any loss as a producer

Another profit for clean slate , good job Anushka must say you are a smart producer you make unconventional films without suffering any loss and gain tons of appreciation for your performance instead . That's a nice way to go forward especially since you are doing the commercial films as well .

Another flop. Super flop Anushka

Not bad at all for a genre that does not appeal to everyone. Well done Anushka.

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