‘Newton’ holds well, while ‘Bhoomi’ and ‘Haseena Parkar’ fail at the end of week 1

Once again it has been proved that content is the king. Last week we saw the release of ‘Newton’, ‘Bhoomi’ and ‘Haseena Parkar’. Among all the three, Sanjay Dutt’s comeback flick ‘Bhoomi’ was expected to take a flying start followed by Shraddha Kapoor’s ‘Haseena Parkar’. We had not much expected from ‘Newton’ as there was no buzz about the film.

However, the Rajkummar Rao-starrer has taken a lead at the box office. The movie has collected Rs 11.75 crore which is quite good for a niche film. Positive reviews and the entry at the Oscars surely helped the movie to grow at the box office and be stable on the weekdays too.

Surprisingly, Rao has managed to leave behind Sanjay Dutt at the box office. ‘Bhoomi’ collected Rs 10 crore in seven days which is really bad as the promotions were quite good, and being a comeback of a star we expected this movie to have a good run at the box office. (Also Read: Bhoomi movie review: Strong performances weighed down by messy execution)

On the other hand, ‘Haseena Parkar’ has turned out to be a disaster. In its first week, the movie has collected Rs 6.50 crore which is bad. This film should have been a career defining movie for Shraddha, but unfortunately the collection proves that she is not yet capable of carrying a whole film on her shoulder.