MUMBAI: As many as five Hindi films and one Hollywood film released this week, which is the pre-Diwali week.
It must be noted that historically, in the pre-Diwali week, films have always seen a poor response at the box office.
Additionally, with Shah Rukh Khan’s magnum opus superhero flick Ra.One releasing next week, it was the smaller movies that were in a rush to release this week.
The movies that hit theater this week are: Jo Dooba So Paar – It’s Love In Bihar, Aazaan, Mod, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, My Friend Pinto and The Three Musketeers (3D).
Amongst all these films, it was the 3D Hollywood flick The Three Musketeers, which took the best opening at the box office with an average occupancy of approximately 50 per cent.
Y-Films’ youth centric movie – Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, was the frontrunner at the box office amongst the other Hindi films that released with average occupancy of approximately 25-30 per cent on Friday. Pratiek & Kalki Kochelin’s My Friend Pinto saw average occupancy of 10-15 per cent on its opening day.
On the other hand, despite hefty promotions over the last couple of weeks, Aazaan took a very poor opening at the box office. The movie saw average occupancy of approximately 5-10 per cent on Friday.
The performance of the other two films Jo Dooba So Paar – It’s Love In Bihar and Mod was no better with 5-10 per cent occupancy.
It remains to be seen which of these movies manages to pull in audiences over the weekend. With Ra.One releasing next week, the new releases’ only chance to make money is over this weekend.