Despite scathing reviews, Housefull 4, the fourth installment of the franchise, has opened to a grand response from the audience. According to Box Office India, the film had a better opening day than the first three films of the franchise. While the first Housefull film in 2010 had a collection of approximately nine crores on the first day, Housefull 2 in 2012 opened to a collection of approximately `12 crores, and Housefull 3 collected approximately `15 crores. Housefull 4 has beaten all three earlier entries by collecting close to `18 crores on day 1.
Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is happy. He says, “You tell me, why would I make Housefull 4 if I had any doubts about the popularity of the series? In fact, the collections are better than the earlier films in the series. As far as the reviews go, this franchise has a thick skin. It is used to getting one- and two-star ratings from critics. The rating doesn’t reflect the audiences’ taste, not in this case.”
Sajid says he is as proud of this series as he is of any of his other more-acclaimed films. “I produced Highway and Chhichhore for creative satisfaction. Housefull is made with the express purpose of being an entertaining, time-pass film. No one is supposed to search for great art in this series. Everyone including the actors are in it for the fun. We made Housefull 4 because 1, 2 and 3 were loved by the audience. Housefull 5 will depend on how well Housefull 4 does.”