MUMBAI: Navratri is not the best period to release
a film as visiting a cinema hall is last thing to do
on people's mind as the observance of this nine day
festival with Garba and Dandiya raas in Western India,
Pujo in the East and Ramleela in Hindi belt keep the
people busy. Despite this, four films released last
Friday to disastrous results. While Baat Ban Gayee,
Kya Hua Achanak and Paapi were lost without trace, War
Chhod Na Yaar starring Sharman Joshi, Javed Jaff and
Soha Ali Khan survived but just barely. The film collected
Rs 4.4 crore for its opening weekend.
Besharam managed a nine day first week of Rs 50.3 crore
of which Rs 18.5 crore came from the unsuspecting opening
day audience; the film went on sliding down on days
that followed as its bad reports caught on. This was
Ranbir's second outing for this year after Yeh Jawaani
Hai Deewani which was a major box-office blockbuster
raking in close to Rs 185 crore.
Warning 3D/2D has run out of steam adding just Rs 15
lakh in its second week to take its two week total to
Rs 3.35 crore.
The Lunch Box has collected Rs 1.55 crore in its third
week taking its three week tally to Rs 19.4 crore.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero has added a symbolic Rs 65
lakh in its third week taking its three week total to
Rs 35.4 crore.
Grand Masti has collected Rs 1.4 crore in its fourth
week to take its four week total to Rs 91.2 crore.