Box Office: Banjo Disappoints, While Parched And Days Of Tafree Tank
September 23, 2016 saw the release of Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri starrer Banjo, Krishnadev Yagnik‘s Days Of Tarfee and Leena Yadav‘s Parched. While Banjo has had a poor start, Days Of Tafree as well as Prached has had a desirous first weekend.
The all India business of Banjo over the first weekend has been as follows:
Friday (September 23, 2016): Rs 02.25 crore nett (Rs 61.50 million)
Saturday (September 24, 2016): 01.75 crore nett (Rs 50 million)
Sunday (September 25, 2016): Rs 01.50 crore nett (Rs 42.50 million)
Banjo saw an estimated occupancy of around 15 percent in its morning shows and as expected, the film is doing relatively well in Maharashtra as compared to other states in the country. Banjo sees the Hindi directorial debut of Marathi filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, who helmed the blockbuster Marathi film Timepass.
Released in about 1500 screens, pan India and made at a budget of about Rs 30 crore (Rs 300 million), with Rs 20 crore (Rs 200 million) spent in production and about Rs 10 crore (Rs 100 million) spent on print and publicity, this one would prove to be losing game for the makers.
While the Pink craze has not yet faded away, the other two releases this week, Parched and Days Of Tafree, has proved to be duds at the ticket window. Parched has managed to collect about Rs 53 lac (Rs 05.30 million) and Days Of Tarfee about Rs 40 lac (Rs 04 million) at the end of its first weekend, which is shameful.
Starting today, Parched, has still managed to get a few screens thanks to the praise and laurels that the film garnered across various film festivals, but Day Of Tarfee has been booted out.
Coming up next week, September, 2016, we will see the release of M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Sushant Singh Rajput). Thus, the remaining four days of this week will be very crucial for this Banjo. However, this means that Pink has another week to reap the benefits of the Box Office as there is no major film to provide competition.