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MUMBAI: *The week’s major release, Mirzya, seems to have started on a wrong note in that, the posters designs as well as promos of the film did not quite manage to raise curiosity. If at all, they gave out a sort of negative vibes about the film. That the Navratri festival and the pre-Diwali period are never known to draw crowds to cinemas. Owing to these factors, the film had a very poor opening response. The reports from the early watchers only added to the problem as these went against every aspect of the film. The new romantic pair, both from the pedigree stock, failed to create the magic needed for a launch vehicle.

The film had a poor run on day one at the box office managing to put together less than Rs 2 crore with the Saturday figures dropping marginally while Sunday remained stagnant. The film collected just Rs 5.2 crore for its first weekend. That spelt disaster for the film.

*Tutak Tutak Tutiya in which Sonu Sood decided to play the hero, a super star at that, was not a very bright idea. To add to that confidence, Sonu also danced through the film instead of letting the master dancer, Prabhu Deva, do it. Also, this comic horror film provided none of the two really.

The film met with a poor response all over with its collections remaining in lakhs. It collected Rs 2.15 lakh in its opening weekend.

*M S Dhoni: The Untold Story, after an excellent weekend, could manage to sustain only at top-rung multiplexes. The film faced a major drop at single screens with some exhibitors at B Class single screen centres even losing the MGs paid. The rest of the four days could muster only a third of its opening weekend as the film collected Rs 82.6crore in its first week.

*Banjo ran out of steam at the end of its first week run as it could collect a mere Rs 10 lakh in its second week taking its two week total to Rs 7.7 crore.

*Parched collected Rs 2.5 lakh in its second week to take its two-week total to Rs 1.45 crore.
*Days of Tafree: In Class Out Of Class collected Rs 10 lakh in its second week to take its two-week tally to Rs 1.85 crore.

*Pink has remained steady in its third week with collection figures of Rs 6.4 crore taking its three-week tally to Rs 65.3 crore.

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