Filmmaker Mrigdeep Singh Lamba returned to the big screen with "Fukrey 3" after the success of "Fukrey" and "Fukrey Returns." Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, this comedy flick features a star-studded cast including Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, and Pankaj Tripathi in the lead roles. The film made its highly-anticipated debut on September 28.
On its opening day, Fukrey 3 made an impressive debut at the box office, raking in a substantial amount of Rs 8.50 crore, as per early estimates reported by Sacnilk. The overall theater occupancy rate was recorded at 22.12%, with night shows boasting the highest occupancy rate at 30.93%.
Here is a summary of the Hindi occupancy rates for "Fukrey 3" on its opening day:
Morning shows: 12.65%
Afternoon shows: 20.84%
Evening shows: 24.07%
Night shows: 30.93%
The film has garnered praise from both critics and audiences alike. Despite facing competition from Vivek Agnihotri's "The Vaccine War," which also released on the same day, "Fukrey 3" remained unfazed and performed exceptionally well on its opening day. Interestingly, "The Great Indian Family," starring Vicky Kaushal and Manushi Chhillar, struggled to gain traction and earned less than Rs 2 crore at the box office. In comparison, "Fukrey 3" shone brightly amidst the excitement surrounding "Jawan" and "Gadar 2" among cinema enthusiasts.
For those catching up on the Fukrey series, it's worth noting that Ali Fazal made a cameo appearance in "Fukrey 3.He made a notable cameo in the action blockbuster "Furious 7" and is gearing up for his roles in the upcoming Netflix project "Khufiya," where he will co-star with Tabu, and also in Imtiaz Ali's intriguing film "Metro In Dino."
Meanwhile, Richa Chadha, known for her roles in "Lahore Confidential" and "Madam Chief Minister," has "Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai" in her upcoming projects.