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Box Office: 'Saala Khadoos' opens weak; 'Airlift' collects Rs 82.8 crore in first week

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MUMBAI: Saala Khadoos shows once again that sports films don’t usually work with Hindi audience and, if and when they do, they have limited takers. The film had a poor opening considering names like Raju Hirani and R Madhavan are in the credits. It barely collected Rs 1.2 crore on Friday, after which, not managing to improve much on Saturday and Sunday, it collected Rs 5.3 crore for its opening weekend. It’s the  very predictable script that  took the film down.

On the other hand, Mastizaade fails to sell is senseless, humorless skin show and forced comedy. The film is so void of humor, it depends only on Sunny Leone to salvage it; sadly, that does not happen. The fact is, now box office is mostly about multiplex audience and this film is what would have been called C grade mass film during pre-multiplex days. The film has managed to put together 11.15 crore for its opening weekend and is not expected to sustain through the week.

Airlift has proved to be the only film so far in the year of 2016 to win appreciation as well as box office numbers. The film opened slowly on Friday last but then took wings. It improved on the following Saturday and took a quantum jump on Sunday thereby recording a weekend of Rs  44.24 crore as against the opening day of little over  Rs 10 crore which is remarkable.

This is rare that the film, which has almost met its weekend figures over next four days to close its first week with an impressive Rs 82.8 crore.

Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, a supposed sex comedy, is poor. The film, after an opening weekend of Rs  17.2 crore, manages to add just another Rs 9.1 crore to take its first week total to Rs 26.3 crore.

Wazir survives through its third week but merely. The film collect 1.1 crore and takes its three week tally to 37.95 crore.

Bajirao Mastani comes to the end of its run with collections of RS  1.05 crore in its sixth week. The film collections tot up to Rs 171.45 crore for six weeks.

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