New Bollywood releases faced stifling competition from the latest Hollywood release Fast And Furious: Fast Five at box office this Friday.
The 3D stereoscopic film Haunted - 3d had an extensive release and fared much better than the other release of the weekend, Luv Ka The End.
The response at the centres screening Haunted in 3D was around 50 to 60 percent, while the theatres screening the film in 2D had a lukewarm response of around 30 percent. On average, the response to the film hasn’t been phenomenal, but it has certainly provided the distributors with a glimmer of hope.
On the other hand, Luv Ka The End failed to draw footfalls to theatres. The movie starring Shraddha Kapoor and Taaha Shah did a business between 10 to 20 percent. Since the film is made on a shoe-string budget, its failure won’t pinch the makers Y Films much.
But racing past the new Bollywood releases at box office is the Hollywood action thriller Fast And Furious: Fast Five which opened to an extremely good response at theatres. The film raked in good collections on the opening day with 65 to 70 percent occupancy. The exhibitors are optimistic that the footfalls won’t go down soon as the film is being described as the best in the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise.