Chakravyuh, a film made on the Naxal problem by Prakash Jha,
could not move the box office or the male audiences despite having
a festive release on Dussehra and an extended Eid holiday that followed
on the weekend.
movie ended its five-day weekend run with Rs 108 million as multiplex
audiences could not relate to a theme far away from their world.
With a script that offered no scope for romance, music or effective
emotions, the film could not find commercial value in the marketplace
with a theme that is disturbing many pockets of India which are
turning to Maoist philosophy and picking up the guns to protest
against class oppression.
Rush proved a disappointment for Emraan Hashmi fans, evident from
the fact that the movie netted an opening weekend of just Rs 25
million. There was nothing to identify with the romantic thrillers
that Hashmi is known for.
Gazabb Love, though aimed at youth, does not have much to
show for its first weekend at the box office as it took home just
Rs 47 million.
Student Of The Year had a smooth first week. With Dussehra
holiday working to its advantage, the film collected Rs 465 million
in its first week. The collections were steady in the second weekend
as the three new releases proved too weak to affect its prospects.
Shudra The Rising and Janleva 555 were very poor in performance.
Aiyyaa collected Rs three million in its second week taking
its total to Rs 58 milion.
English Vinglish sustained its momentum and collected 35
million in its third week. The films three week tally stood
at Rs 339 million.
OMG Oh My God! continued to hold its own despite many new
releases. The film netted Rs 51 million in its fourth week, taking
its total collections to Rs 737 million (excluding Eastern circuits).
Barfi! collected Rs 7.5 million in its sixth week to take
its box office collections to Rs 1.08 billion.