This year hasn’t been exceptional for Bollywood. Apart from Race 2 , no movie has done really well. And with the latest release Himmatwala, this doesn’t get better too.Last Friday, only one movie, Himmatwala released in theatres. Lets take a look at its collections and Bollywood box office in the last weekend.
The Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah starrer, despite having a solo release and big stars to its name and many other contributing factors, it has failed to achieve the minimum. The opening of the movie was huge. It collected 12 Cr on the first day itself. But the collections seemed to drop due to negative word of mouth and bad ratings from all the critics.
On the first week, Himmatwala has collected 31 Cr as of now. But seeing the decline in the occupancy rate from the opening day to the next day, we are left wondering if Himmatwala will atleast recover its investment. The highest blame is been thrown on Sajid Khan for his absurd story which made the new Himmatwala look like a spoof of the original. The overseas collections also have seen a steep decline.
The other films are doing just ok business. Aatma has crossed 10 Cr mark but its way beyond its target. Jolly LLB makers are the happiest lot, their movie have recovered the investment and also have doubled the profit. Rangrezz has been declared as a flop. “Mere Dad Ki Maruti” has been declared as an average grosser.
Next week there is another remake of an old movie releasing, we hope “Chashme Baddoor” does better business than “Himmatwala”.