'Zanjeer' turns out to be one of the biggest flops of the year. 'Shuddh Desi Romance' clicks at box office
By Aparajita Ghosh
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 11:50:44 GMT
Shock and awe for director Apoorva Lakhia as his Zanjeer remake bit the dust at the box office in the opening weekend. The failure looks all the more glaring in the face of the good run of Shuddh Desi Romance.
So much for star power. Zanjeer, starring Priyanka Chopra and introducing Ram Charan Teja (already a star downsouth) had such a disappointing run at the box office that it would most likely be taken off many of the 2086 screens it released on.
The box office figures of Zanjeer (Hindi version) are embarrassing to even quote. The film opened slow on Friday (Rs. 3.58 crore net), slid down on Saturday (Rs. 2.89 crore net) and recovered only marginally on Sunday (Rs. 3.69 crore net). With the opening weekend figures hovering just a little above Rs. 10 crore, the film can safely be tagged as a FLOP.
The film opened well on Friday (Rs. 6.45 crore net), and only went up on Saturday (7.90 crore) and Sunday (8.92 crore) to register the opening weekend collection of Rs. 23.27 crore net. The film is on its way to be a HIT.