Factcheck: Is Salman Khan’s Jai Ho a Box Office Flop?

Factcheck: Is Salman Khan’s Jai Ho a Box Office Flop?

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Salman Khan
Salman Khan

At an event recently, Salman Khan claimed that he has “perhaps failed” in “bringing in the people” to watch his most recent film, Jai Ho. The actor believes that the team tried to do something different, but thinks that maybe the audience wanted to purely enjoy – the way they could with a Bodyguard or Dabangg – instead of watch Jai Ho, which he referred to as a serious film. The actor even said that they have been getting good reactions from the theatres but the collection figures are not matching up. What are the collections? This is the data, as per Eros International, the co-producers of this film: India: 78.90 crores gross; 60.68 crores nett Overseas: 22.36 crores ($3.55 million) Friday domestic: 17.75 crores Saturday domestic: 16.68 crores Sunday domestic: 26.25 crores

Daisy Shah and Salman Khan
Daisy Shah and Salman Khan

The producers insist that the collections are “significant” and have even said that it is an “outstanding opening” and Salman’s “highest where he didn’t have the advantage of a long weekend.” Meanwhile, Salman believes that if Jai Ho hasn’t done well, no one is to be blamed but him because he may have not given people reason to go and watch it. Take a look at the opening weekend figures for his other films, as per Bollywood Hungama: Bodyguard (2011) – 88.75 crores Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – 100.16 crores Dabangg 2 (2012) – 65.00 crores All of these are higher than Jai Ho‘s collections, but you have to keep in mind that they released during holidays. What do you think? Did you like Jai Ho? Do you think the collections are not good enough for a Salman-starrer? Do you agree with the actor that it his “fault” if the film is not doing so well? Tell us in the comments below.