MUMBAI: While last two weeks’ Hindi film releases have failed to generate moolah at the box office, this week again relatively small films like Baabarr, Aamras and Ruslaan are up for release.
However, all eyes are now on the Eid weekend wherein Salman Khan’s Wanted is slated to release along with Shahid Kapur – Rani Mukerji starrer Dil Bole Hadippa. These two movies are likely to get a good opening with the culmination of the holy period of Ramadan.
Recent movies like Aage Se Right, Chintuji, Daddy Cool, Kissan and Yeh Mera India have not been received well by the audience. At the box office, it is the month old releases namely Kaminey and Life Partner, which are benefiting from the current dull phase.
In its three week run, Kaminey has done a net business of approximately Rs 380 million (Rs 38 crore). With this, Kaminey is now eligible for the extra 2.50 per cent revenue share in its first and second week as net collections from the six national multiplex chains have touched the Rs 175 million (Rs 17.50 crore) mark.
On the other hand, Life Partner’s all India net (multiplexes and single screens combined) stands at Rs 186.5 million (Rs 18.65 crore) after three weeks. The movie’s fourth weekend net collections were Rs 11.5 million (Rs 1.15 crore) in India, thus taking the total net for 24 days to Rs 198 million (Rs 19.8 crore).
However, it’s now up to Salman, Shahid and Rani to work their charm at the otherwise drought-ridden box office.