Previous releases continue to rule box office as new releases fail

This has been another week of disappointments. Two new releases in Ajay Devgn starrer Baadshaho and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Shubh mangal Saavdhan, have failed to meet the expectations. Though the films opened with poor response, both got the advantage of Saturday being a Bakra Eid holiday.

Coming as it came from director Milan Luthria and his regular writer Rajat Arora, one familiar with the trade expected a lot from the film Baadshaho. The film can easily be rated as the worst from the duo. This despite the fact that Milan has directed eight films before this and was a co-producer here. But, alas!

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan promised little and did just that. Aayushman Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar have not been able to emerge from their initial success. Still passing off the same expressions as acting does not work for either.

The film could have thrived from the mere contradictions 0f a man used to having fun with other women suddenly discovering at the age of 26 when he meets a girl he loves, that he suffers from an erectile dysfunction!

Hence, save for the Eid holiday and the baasi Eid falling on Sunday which may help augment the collections, theMonday test will be tough for both the films to live up to.

*Baadshaho, which opened with a little over Rs 100 million, added a bit on Saturday cashing in on the Eid crowd. The weekend was fair with the post Eid crowd to help as the film collect Rs 354 million for the weekend. The film will find it tough to hold through rest of the week.

*Shubh Mangal Saavdhan had a poor opening. It gained a little on Saturday and Sunday being Eid weekend, it ended up collecting Rs 133.5 million for its opening weekend.

*A Gentleman fails badly as the film managed to collect just Rs 155 million in its first week.

*Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fared poorly and collected Rs 68 million in its first week.

*Sniff managed to collect about Rs 10 million in its first week.

*Barreilly KI Barfi holds reasonably well in its second week to collect Rs 73 million taking its two week total to Rs 288 million.

*Toilet Ek Prem Katha held very well in its third week by collecting Rs 65 million to take its three week tally to Rs 1.267 billion.

*Mubarakan has added about Rs two million in its fifth week to take its five-week total to Rs 566 million.

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