Until Happy New Year Arrives, Bollywood Continues to Suffer Disasters

Until Happy New Year Arrives, Bollywood Continues to Suffer Disasters

Joginder Tuteja
Happy New Year
Happy New Year

The weekend gone by was disastrous for the box office, as far as new releases are concerned. Picture it this way: films like Spark and Jigariyaa have done so badly that they won’t even compensate for the operational costs in the theaters where they were shown!

Tamanchey got the biggest release of them all, but the weekend collections stayed around the 1 crore mark. The film was promoted well, but unfortunately, the audience just didn’t step in. In comparison, Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami saw good reviews from most quarters, though a poor opening day meant that revival was tough. With a 1 crore weekend, it would be a tough ride for the Anupam Kher-led affair to see through the next 10 days until Happy New Year hits the screens.

Bang Bang
Bang Bang

With none of the new releases managing to make much of a dent at the box office (their combined collections were less than 5 crore), it was Bang Bang and Haider that enjoyed an extended run. While Bang Bang comfortably accumulated over 15 crore mark to cross the 155 crore mark, Haider brought in over 5 crore more in its kitty, hence resulting in over 50 crore being gathered. With one more open week ahead (Sonali Cable is the only notable release of the week), the two films will stay on to be the top choices for the cinegoers, with Bang Bang accumulating the most. In fact, Bang Bang is now the second biggest grosser of the year (after Kick), since it has crossed Singham Returns.