MUMBAI: The week’s release, an excuse to pay a homage to Yash Raj classic hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is tagged as the poor man’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge which won’t stop minting some fast bucks for its makers. While Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania opened to a fair response, it was the strong positive response from those who watched it that benefitted the collections get better on the weekend that followed.
The film has collected about Rs 31 crore, a healthy take for the opening weekend, but is not expected to sustain as well as it enters the new working week.
For the record, two regional films which are creating some box office records locally are the Punjabi film, Punjab 1984 and Riteish Deshmukh’s Marathi film, Lay Bhaari.
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, another third generation Kapoor clan starrer launching Armaan Jain, is very poor managing to collect just about Rs 2.5 crore in its first week. The pre-release promotion angle of the film was unimaginative to say the least.
Bobby Jasoos remained poor in its first week despite being a fair entertainer even if not up to the mark. The film collected Rs 10.9 crore in first week. It will be a loser.
Ek Villain is now an established hit. It also helps consolidate the standing of Shraddha Kapoor with another major hit to her name after Aashiqi 2. The film goes on to collect Rs 22.2 crore to take its two week total to Rs 99.4 crore.
Humshakal has come to the end of its poor run at the box office not making its presence felt at all in its third week.
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty adds a symbolic Rs 55 lakh in its fifth week to take its total to Rs 110.77 crore.