Both the major (new) releases of the week - mega star Amitabh Bachchan's Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury directed PINK and Bhushan Kumar's Vikram Bhatt venture starring Emraan and Kriti, RAAZ REBOOT, failed to embark on
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While both PINK and RAAZ REBOOT hovered at a 20-25 percent occupancy, expectedly the Bachchan venture behaved best at good city multiplexes and Emraan starrer saw it's best performance at B and C centre cinemas.
As things stand and based on the trade buzz, both PINK and RAAZ REBOOT, will have to pull up their sock(s) and show good growth during the remaining days of the opening weekend, to improve their box-office prospects. As far as the first day performance is concerned RAAZ REBOOT has returned much better figures as compared to PINK.
Meanwhile, last week saw a mini David versus Goliath battle as the much bigger and lavishly mounted BAAR BAAR DEKHO (turbo charged by super hit ‘Kaala Chashma') saw a very ordinary run at the ticket window, ending the first week with around 30 crore (to be validated) haul. Given the 50 crore budget, and the diminishing collections, BAAR BAAR DEKHO is likely end up with a final total of 36-37 crore from India, and a big loss making venture.
The other release of the same week, FREAKY ALI, which started on a dull note, saw an increase in collections as the weekend progressed (some centers midweek saw better numbers than BAAR BAAR DEKHO) and ended the opening week netting 14 crore (to be validated) from India. Given the 8 crore all India procurement cost (Vashu Bhagnani's Puja Films), FREAKY ALI needs just 3-4 crores more to get into the positive side of the fulcrum. Chances are it will!