Following a dull weekend, ‘Firangi’ and ‘Tera Intezaar’ witness a severe drop on Monday
Last Friday, two new Hindi films released in theatres. It was Kapil Sharma’s second film ‘Firangi’ and Arbaaz khan and Sunny Leone’s ‘Tera Intezaar’ that hit the big screens. But, as per the collections, certainly both the films have failed to click at the box office. Talking about ‘Firangi’, it registered a low weekend of Rs 6.30 crore nett. There was a reasonable growth on Sunday. ‘Firangi’ did a little better in East Punjab and Delhi NCR but the collections were not as expected from a Kapil Sharma-starrer. The film’s first weekend business is of around Rs 6.30 crore nett with its opening day collection which was Rs 1.80 crore nett.
While, Arbaaz Khan and Sunny Leone’s ‘Tera Intezaar’ was even more dull at the box office. The film’s opening day collection was Rs 40 lakhs and the first weekend collection business was of around Rs 1.35 crore nett. (Also Read:Firangi movie review: Neither too funny nor too patriotic, this one’s a drag)
Further, ‘Firangi’ dropped 45% on Monday through which there are predictions being made that the film might collect around Rs 9.75 crore nett in its first week. The film has earned Rs 1 crore on Monday taking the first four day business of ‘Firangi’ around Rs 7.30 crore nett. The second release ‘Tera Intezaar’ is predicted to collect around Rs 2 crore nett in its first week. The first four day business of the film is around Rs 1.55 crore nett.
Let’s wait and watch, what happens in the coming week with the new release ‘Fukrey Returns’.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' grows on word of mouth in India and overseas
Alia Bhatt‘s spy thriller ‘Raazi’ is drawing audiences in India and abroad. The movie, which minted Rs 32.94 crore (329.4 million) in India in its opening week, registered $2.03 million on foreign shores.
In India, the film released on May 11.
According to a statement from the makers of the Meghna Gulzar directorial, “the strong word of mouth benefited the film”. It registered Rs 7.53 crore on its opening day, followed by collections of Rs 11.30 crore and Rs. 14.11 crore on the subsequent days of the weekend.
Distributed internationally by Zee Studios International, ‘Raazi’ released in 450 screens across 42 countries, read a statement to IANS.
It released in the UAE on May 10 and all other regions on May 11.
The film minted $2.03 million, of which the business in North America was $869000, UAE/GCC was $574000, UK/Ireland was $210000, Australia and New Zealand was $144000, the statement read.(Also Read: Alia Bhatt’s ‘Raazi’ takes a good start at the box office)
Based on Harinder Sikka’s book “Calling Sehmat”, the story of the film ‘Raazi’ revolves around a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani Army officer and becomes a spy to give inside information about the neighbouring country to protect her own.
“Films are purely driven by content. This film highlights emotions, situations and passions so beautifully that one believes everything the actors are going through,” said Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition).
“Bringing this brilliance forward to maximum people is what we wanted to do. Raazi is a real story of a girl who has been through this, Experiences are something that should be told and the genius of our cinema should be spoken about globally,” Chopra added.
Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, the film also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Soni Razdan and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' takes a good start at the box office
Raazi which released this Friday received raving reviews from everywhere. The critics have loved it and so has the audiences. The film has been received with open arms at the box office too.
Raazi earned Rs. 7.53 crores on its first day at the box office. Raazi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead is one of the highest opening days for a film driven by an actress.
Considering it’s a Heroine orientated film, it has done very well in the metros and collections in other major centers are also pretty good. The numbers are growing with each show due to its exceptional word of mouth which works to the favour of the film.
Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles, is expected to rake in more numbers in its first opening weekend. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ which is inspired by real events