With "Golmaal 3", director Rohit Shetty completed a successful rib-tickling trilogy, striking the right chord with the audiences and giving tough competition to Vipul Shah's romantic "Action Replayy" at the box office.
Both the biggies were scheduled for a Diwali release and hit the screens Friday.
"The content of 'Golmaal 3' is very good. People are enjoying it a lot and it has been houseful so far. It is a good time pass and full paisa vasool movie. 'Action Replayy' has opened a little weak and is not pikcing up," Ashwini Singh, business head of SRS cinema, told IANS.
Satish Garg, owner of G3S Cinemas, said: "'Golmaal 3' is going very good. We have an occupancy of 100 percent and the advance booking is rocking. 'Action Replayy' is okay with close to 40 percent occupancy."
For "Golmaal 3", Shetty teamed up with Kareena Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Mithun Chakraborty, Kunal Khemu, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Johny Lever and Ratna Pathak-Shah.
Just like its previous two installments, it is full on entertainment and people are lapping up the laughthon, while Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai-starrer "Action Replayy", in which the story travels to the past, has got a lukewarm response.
"'Golmaal 3' has taken the screens by storm and is doing better at all sites across Delhi. It has 60 percent occupancy, while 'Action Replayy' has 30 percent. Both have good advance for Sunday, however, 'Golmaal 3' has much more. 'Action Replayy' should pick up tomorrow (Saturday) onwards," said Jayendra Banerji, vice president Satyam Cinemas.
Yogesh Raizada of Waves Cinemas said: "All votes are in favour of 'Golmaal 3'. It has got a good initial and public swing due to its recall value. It has an occupancy close to 70 percent. It has good advance booking till Sunday and the ratio is 60:40. 'Action Replayy' is a new concept and its acceptance is yet to be seen. It has managed to get an occupancy of 40 to 50 percent only."