MUMBAI: The mid week release to cash in on a festival has backfired on Boss (second film to suffer so in recent times after Besharam). Released on Eid day (Wednesday), it opened to lukewarm response earlier to consolidate by evening shows at single screens. However, the first day figures barely managed to touch Rs 12 crore. The Basi Eid was expected to help maintain steady collections but that did not happen as the collections dropped by nearly Rs 5 crore. The film went on to collect Rs 25 crore for the first three days and close its five day weekend at Rs 38.2 crore.
Shahid found the appreciation but has not yet backed it up with the collections. This Mumbai-centric film faced opposition from the 15th Mumbai Film Festival as film buffs who would love such a film were drawn to the film fest. The film collected about Rs 2 crore in its first weekend.
War Chhod Na Yaar has managed to see the week through. The film has collected Rs 6.25 crore for its first week.
Besharam drops to less than 10 per cent of its first week figures. The film has collected Rs 4.35 crore in its second week (16 days) to take its two week total to Rs 54.65 crore.
The Lunch Box has collected Rs 85 lakh in its fourth week taking its four week tally to Rs 20.25 crore. It was revealed during the 15th Mumbai Film Festival that the Irrfan Khan starrer will also be releasing in France on 11 December this year.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero has added Rs 55 lakh in its fourth week taking its four week total to Rs 35.95 crore.
Grand Masti has collected Rs 60 lakh in its fifth week, just about ending its eventful run at the box office and taking its total to Rs 91.8 crore.