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Tezz opens weak to net Rs 118 mn in first weekend

Mumbai: Tezz, a much touted slick action thriller, turned out to be a damp squib facing rejection at the box office. The film opened to poor response, dropping almost 40 per cent on Saturday and failed to better the opening Friday figures to end the opening weekend with Rs 118 million. Monday trade reports predict further doom for the film.


Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi found no audience.


Vicky Donour has enjoyed good patronage and has become sort of a cult film in its own right, especially with gentry audience. After a healthy opening weekend, the film continued to do well over the week to collect Rs 142 million. The Delhi-NCR and Punjab figures are like that of a major star cast film.


Hate Story carried its ‘sex appeal’ for a few days with single screen audience and went on to end its opening week with Rs 111 million. The shows have been curtailed in the second week to one or two per screen.


Housefull2 has sustained very well in its third week to collect Rs 149 million, taking its total to Rs 1.10 billion.


Kahaani kept adding to its tally. At the end of the seventh week, with the addition of Rs 30 million, the film’s total collections are Rs 593.9 million.

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