Fugly was never predicted to take a massive opening but rather decent start was expected. But movie opened to shocking figures and expected growth in the evening was missing. Fugly was around 15% in morning and then it grew to only 35% across the board by evening which was weak.
North was better because of local flavor but rest of India didn’t look well. According to earlier trends, even 1.50 cr nett number looked challenging but better occupancies in late evening shows made certain that movie was able 2.95 Cr nett on day one. The movie requires big jump over weekend in order to register at box office. A key factor is that movie has not great word of mouth and that is why big jumps look challenging.
Other new releases were washouts and none of these films will touch 15 lakhs nett day one. Hollywood film ”How To Train Dragon 2” was better in metros.