As was the likely scenario, the new releases of the current week- Bhatts' venture, MR. X (3D), the Kalki Koechlin starrer, MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, as also the mythological NANAK SHAH FAKIR, have opened to a very dull start. And as said in our box-office report, it was Emraan Hashmi's MR. X which led, but as the hype was missing (unlike the team's previous ventures), it was a dull 20-25 percent (on an average) start, with the higher occupancies for the 3D version. As per the makers the film has netted 5.50 crore during the opening day. The film will have to work hard during the remaining days of the weekend to see a turnaround in its fortune.
||MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, COURT AND MR. X
Meanwhile, last week's Sunny Leone starrer, EK PAHELI LEELA, could not quite capitalize on a decent 15 crore opening weekend, during the weekdays, despite the single screens putting up a good show. The film ended the opening week netting in the 22-24 crore band as per early estimates. Having said that, given the very reasonable 17.50 crore investment, EK PAHELI LEELA will turn out to be another profitable venture for T-Series and the head honcho Bhushan Kumar.
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The other release of the same week as LEELA, Paresh Rawal's DHARAM SANKAT MEIN, failed to make a mark netting around 8 crore (to be validated) during the opening week, and has failed commercially.
Last but not the least, Chaitanya Tamhane's National Award winning Court has opened to a great response from the audience as well as brilliant reviews from the critics, wherever it has released.
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