For Go Goa Gone, it was imperative that good collections continued to come in right through the weekdays in order to bring in respectable numbers. In that context, the weekdays did stay on to be consistent though on a middle side. The film didn’t fall much but then since the weekend collections by themselves were not so massive, a reasonable drop wouldn’t have made the makers cheer aloud. As things stand today, the film had collected around 20 crores which is decent but lesser than what everyone expected from the zom-com affair.
There is still a silver lining though. The film is now the only non ‘Mukesh Bhatt produced or Vikram Bhatt directed’ horror film to have brought in such numbers and that too while boasting of an unconventional treatment. This could well be a start of things to come where filmmakers may start experimenting with different ways of treating horror. On the flipside, one now waits to see top actors actually experimenting with this genre – other than Emraan Hashmi of course, who has the best success rate in this genre.
On the other hand, Karan Johar now has his lowest grossing film ever for his production house with Gippi bringing in just about 4.50 crores. The film opened on a very low note and stayed like that. Though it was expected that the film would bring in more than the likes of Chillar Party and Stanley Ke Dabba, it’s collections are pretty much in the same range. Given the fact that the film was promoted reasonably well, these are hardly flattering numbers. Karan Johar doesn’t have to worry though since this minimal shortfall would be covered in a major way with the release of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder