Mausam suffered on account of its unduly slow pace and its undue length. After a weekend all-India total net collection of around Rs. 20.5 to 21 crore, collections nosedived so that the first week ended at barely Rs. 28 to 29 crore. With a number of new releases this week and several more scheduled for next week, the debut directorial venture of Pankaj Kapur can’t hope to salvage itself. It is bound to entail losses to the parties concerned.
Speedy Singhs did not score at the ticket windows in the first week – neither the original English version nor its dubbed Hindi version. Except for some areas of East Punjab and Delhi, where its title helped get some patronage for the film, it could do precious little at the box-office.
Johnny English Reborn (dubbed) fared poorly at the turnstiles in its first week. Johnny English Reborn (English) also fared poorly in the first week.
Rivaaz fared as miserably in 2nd week as on its first day. Jaana Pehchana has tanked at the solo cinema it opened two weeks back – Liberty, Bombay.
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is reaping the benefit of weak releases. In its third week, it managed to add Rs. 4 crore to its all-India kitty thereby taking its 3-week total to Rs. 58-59 crore!
Bodyguard is now on its way out after an extraordinary quick inning. It will touch the Rs. 150 crore mark in India.
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