Baazaar collected in the 2.50-.2.75 crore nett range which is a poor collection but its around 1 crore nett better than it looked in the morning when it opened. The film managed to improve its collections in the Mumbai / Gujarat belt.
This is probably because the film is based on the stock exchange and has Gujrati language in the film. The film is very dull in the North with Delhi / UP picking up just 50 lakhs and East Punjab 20 lakhs nett. Mumbai circuit will be more than double of Delhi / UP with collections being around 1.25 crore nett. The film is the best opening for Saif Ali Khan in recent times with his other films being around the 1 crore nett mark.
Baazaar was far better than the other releases like 5 Weddings, Baazaar, Chal Jaa Bapu. Dasshera, Gaon – The Village No More, Kaashi and The Journey of Karma were total washouts.
The best of the lot was Kaashi which collected 20 lakhs nett. Despite having the best collections among its competitors it is still a huge disaster which means its best not to say much about the others. The approx collections of these films were as follows.
Chal Jaa Bapu – under 1 lakh.
Dasshera – 2 lakh
Gaon – The Village No More – under 1 lakh
Kaashi – 20 lakh
The Journey Of Karma – 5 lakh