The new releases of the week- Riteish-Nargis's BANJO, Radhika Apte-Surveen Chawla starrer PARCHED, DAYS OF TAFREE (Hindi version of CHELLO DIVAS), Shreyas and Manjari's WAH TAJ and YEH HAI JUDGEMENT HANGED TILL DEATH etc. – failed to excite the box-office, with a very ordinary performance.
||BANJO AND PINK
Coming to the actual picture, it was BANJO which expectedly led with a 15-20 percent start, the higher occupancy naturally in the Mumbai-Maharashtra circuit. The remaining releases were below the 10 percent mark with the next best being DAYS OF TAFREE.
Needless to add all the new releases face a bleak future, barring to an extent BANJO.
Meanwhile, last Friday's mega star Amitabh Bachchan starrer, the Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed, PINK, saw an inspirational run and ended the first week netting nearly 36 crore from India. Given that PINK is once again the leader at the ticket window, the film is all set to emerge as a big success, if not hit.
The other release of the same week as PINK, Bhushan Kumar's Vikram Bhatt venture starring Emraan and Kriti, RAAZ REBOOT, failed to cash in on the RAAZ brand value, netting a disappointing 23-24 crore during the opening week from India, and is box-office failure.