While Darshan’s Ambareesha opened to a massive response in Bengaluru last week, Saif Ali Khan starrer Happy Ending got a lukewarm response from the audience. The movie was released in more than 2500 theaters all over the country and still did not manage to get a great collection.
As expected by the film traders, Ambareesha managed to trounce Happy Ending in the Box office in Bengaluru circle. Interestingly, Happy Ending had more than 130 shows on the first two days in Bengaluru, which is more than what Ambareesha had got. Still the box office collection were almost half as compared to the Kannada movie.
Ambareesha managed to rake in almost 1.45 Crores from the Bengaluru circle alone. Traders claims that while Ambareesha was running houseful in almost all theatres including multiplexes like PVR, Happy Ending managed to get just 20% occupancy, which is not sufficient to any amount. Reports suggest that Happy Ending managed to collect over 5-6 crores from all over India, whereas Ambareesha made 3 crores on the first day.
While over all trade for Happy Ending might be bigger, but it is not everyday that a Kannada movie manages to steal the limelight from a Bollywood movie. Ambareesha is going great guns right now and manged to cross 10 crores in just 3 days. The movie is expected to make more in the coming days and break Maanikya’s record this year.