Just as we had said in our box-office report, the audience is holding on to its purse strings, waiting for the THUGS OF HINDOSTAN, to loot them this Diwali weekend. And to state the obvious, both the prominent new releases, JACK AND DIL and LUPT, have failed to register even half decent numbers at the box-office, which is a tad sad as both the mentioned films are carrying fair reports.
Meanwhile, last week’s Saif Ali Khan starrer BAAZAAR managed a much better business than expected (if it’s some consolation! ) , netting 18 crore during the opening week from India. The film though has it’s task cut out, even to achieve a safe status.
If that is the fate of the best of the lot, the outcome of the remaining releases of last week is obvious. So the less said the better.
Concluding with BADHAI HO, that is already a super hit netting around 91 crore after the second week and is sure to cross the 100 crore , mark, a first for the lead actor, Ayushmann Khurranna who has hit a deserved purple patch. The film is also on a superb overseas run.