|Nothing much to cheer about at box office this weekend, as both the new releases, Kunal Kohli’s Teri Meri Kahaani and Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur opened to a dull response at ticket windows.
Gangs of Wasseypur may be doing terrific business on single screen theatres in UP, Bihar and Jharkhand, but in metropolises the film hasn’t attracted footfalls. The opening day response, on average, ranged between 10 to 15 percent which is, put bluntly, very dull. The critical reviews have mostly been positive and the film is likely to pick up on Saturday and Sunday. But a miraculous turnaround is needed for it to emerge as a hit. Anurag Kashyap has already called Gangs Of Wasseypur his most expensive film to date.
Teri Meri Kahaani, starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in three love stories that span a century, hasn’t really taken off on a dream start. The film saw a response ranging between 35 percent to 40 percent on the opening day, which is below the mark. The reports about the film have been mixed, but the film is likely to pick up on Saturday and Sunday.
Another depressing fact is that Teri Meri Kahaani has opened to a poorer opening than Shahid Kapoor’s last big release Mausam which was a flop.
Meanwhile, last week’s release Ferrari Ki Sawaari rounded off its first week collection with just a little under Rs. 21 crore nett, a decent number.
Rowdy Rathore is turning out to be a super-duper hit with a 3-week collection of Rs. 130 crore.
The coming week would see multiple short-budget releases like Maximum, Daal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai, Superman Of Malegaon and The Amazing Spider-man.