This weekend saw the much-awaited release Housefull 4 starring Akshay Kumar, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Bobby Deol. The film opened to around 19.08 crores as per the producer figures which is a good number.
However, the early estimates were lower as the film was expected to collect in the range of 15-16 crores. The final numbers were higher as compared to the trade estimates. According to Box Office India. which is considered the most credible trade source, the opening was 18.5 crores.
As a result, the fans of rival stars started trolling Akshay Kumar, producers and Box Office India. They even trended StopManipulationBOI on Twitter. Here are some of the response from the fans.
It's a known fact by now BOI inflates and deflates BO numbers according to their choice. BOI works completely under the influence of KJO mafia, Karan Johar went on to praise Harminder in Producers Round Table.
— Vagabond (@ExMachina1196) October 26, 2019
In the past, many films have been involved in manipulation controversy as the trade and producer figures were different. It will be interesting to see the trend of Housefull 4 in coming days.