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New Year jinx continues at BO with no big show

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MUMBAI: The first Friday of a new year jinx continues to haunt as a film released on the first Friday of a year inevitably fails. But, having watched Mr Joe B. Carvalho, one is convinced first Friday or Diwali Friday, the result would have been the same; the film is bad. The film barely manages to cross two crore mark over its first weekend.

The 3-D experiment with Sholay does not click as the film meets with lukewarm response. The curiosity value of this being the legendary film Sholay or the fact that it was converted into 3-D format seemed to be missing. Having collected about 1.3 crore on Friday, the film did not show much improvement as it ended its weekend with 5.2 crore. At this rate, it may prove to be a costly experiment.

Dhoom 3, true to its title, continued breaking records even in its second week at the box office. The film collected 65.24 crore in its second week taking its two week total for Hindi screens to 245.25 crore. The film is steady over its third weekend with figures of 12.49 crore and adding 42 lakh for Tamil and Telugu versions. At the end of 17 days, the film’s total collections stand at 257.73 crore for Hindi and 12.49 from T&T taking its total recovery to 270.22 crore.

Mahabharat (animation) has not been able to cash in on Christmas vacations. The film has managed to collect 1.3 crore in its first week.

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