Shaandaar has turned out to be one of the biggest commercial failures of 2015. There have been flops in the last 10 months but nothing really matches the kind of fall that the Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer took when compared to the opening day. If one looks at the biggest disaster of 2015, Bombay Velvet, it failed on the first day itself since there was no opening of any sorts. However, Shaandaar has done the impossible by taking an opening of 13 crore and then witnessing a free-fall with every passing day.
In fact such has been the all around rejection of the Vikas Behl film that the entire first week’s collections are just the triple of the opening day, when usually it is about managing that over the weekend. What makes it further remarkable is the fact that these are eight day numbers with the first being a major festival holiday. Also, it was a solo release.
With just around 40 crore to its name, the film is now almost out of theaters with a minimum number of shows in the running. The film will close under 45 crore mark and would do lesser than not just Shahid’s last couple of releases Haider and R… Rajkumar, but even Kaminey that arrived many years back.
Meanwhile, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 continued to score and brought in 14 crore more in its second week. With over 53 crore under its belt, the youth entertainer is moving towards the 60 crore mark. This can well be termed as an established franchise now by Luv Ranjan and Abhishek Pathak, and could well be a surprise entrant in the 100 crore club once Part 3 arrives. Superhit.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources