Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam was a blunder and it reflected it in its Box-Office collections as well. This failure gave small budget films like War Chhod Na Yaar and the comedy Baat Bann Gayi a chance to prove their worth at the domestic box office. Of the two, War Chhod Na Yaar fared better at the multiplexes with a fair weekend earnings. However, it couldn’t hold further because, for some strange reason, the zing went missing.
Baat Bann Gayi didn’t find many takers in the audience. Distributor Girish Johar says, “Frankly, it was a week where Hollywood gave Bollywood a run for their money.” On the other hand, Alfonso Cuaron’s Sci-fi flick Gravity which had Hollywood biggies like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock got off to a flying start at the Indian Box-Office. The film managed to collect around 5.13 Crore from 195 screens that included three Imax screens and 192 3D screens. This amount was collected through paid previews and over the first three days.
Revenues earned from India theatrical after deducting tax
Besharam (12 days)
Total 55 cr
War Chhod Na Yaar (3 days)
Baat Bann Gayi (3 days)
Total 1.02 cr