Laxman Utekar's directorial venture Luka Chuppi has turned out to be a hit and we aren't surprised at all. The rom-com, which stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in the lead, had good pre-release buzz and its trailer had got everyone excited for the film. It arrived in cinema halls on March 1 and garnered good reviews from the critics. Luka Chuppi even opened well at the domestic box office and has been drawing the crowd since day 1 itself. And now it has been in theatres for two weeks but it's still going rock steady at the ticket windows. Luka Chuppi Box Office Collection Day 13: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon Starrer Continues to Mint Money, Earns Rs 73.44 Crore.
Announcing the updated figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on the popular microblogging site, "#LukaChuppi is rock-steady in Week 2... Displays healthy trending... Patronage from youth has emerged its biggest strength... Crosses ₹ 75 cr... [Week 2] Fri 3.15 cr, Sat 5.20 cr, Sun 5.31 cr, Mon 2.05 cr, Tue 2.07 cr, Wed 1.96 cr, Thu 1.80 cr. Total: ₹ 75.24 cr. India biz."
He also tweeted, "#LukaChuppi biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 53.70 cr, Week 2: ₹ 21.54 cr. Total: ₹ 75.24 cr. India biz...Theatrical verdict: HIT. #LukaChuppi benchmarks...Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 7, ₹ 75 cr: Day 14. India biz."
Since there is hardly any competition at the box office and plus none of the new releases are big budget films, Luka Chuppi should hold up well at the box office for another week. However, things could slow down from next Friday onwards once Akshay Kumar's much-awaited period war film Kesari hits the screens. Luka Chuppi Box Office Collection Day 12: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's Rom-Com is Trending Well, Rakes in Rs 71.48 Crore.
Today, four films have released but none of them managed to create good buzz and therefore its highly unlikely that they will set the box office on fire. Tigmanshu Dhulia's much-impending dream project Milan Talkies is out along with Ritesh Batra's Photograph, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mere Pyare Prime Minister and Aijaz Khan's Hamid.