Box Office: Pink Gets A Warm Welcome, While Raaz Reboot Struggles
September 16, 2016 saw the release of Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink as well as Emraan Hashmi and Gaurav Arora starrer Raaz Reboot. While Pink grew by leaps and bounds, Raaz Reboot seems to have lost the steam even before the weekdays have started and it has shown a steady decline.
Pink, which was a slow starter managed to collect Rs 21.19 crore nett (Rs 211.90 million) at the end of it’s first weekend, which is very good. The film managed to get great reviews and had had a terrific word of mouth, which translated into a huge jump at the ticket window on Saturday (September 17, 2016) all as on Sunday (September 18, 2016).
The all India business of Pink over the first weekend has been as follows:
Friday (September 16, 2016): Rs 04.19 crore nett (Rs 41.90 million)
Saturday (September 17, 2016): Rs 07.50 crore nett (Rs 75 million)
Sunday (September 18, 2016): Rs 09.50 crore nett (Rs 95 million)
Released in about 1200 screens, pan India and made at a budget of about Rs 26 crore (Rs 260 million), with Rs 19 crore (Rs 190 million) spent in production and about Rs 07 crore (Rs 70 million) spent on print and publicity, this one would prove to be a huge money spinner for the makers.
Shoojit Sircar has yet again lifted a daily occurrence, which could happen to anyone, and elevated it to a cinematic glory. This grainy, gritty story about three young women trapped in a series of unfortunate incidents is compulsorily forcing people to watch the film in theatres. Going by the trend, Pink is expected to do well on weekdays also.
On the other hand, the much hyped Raaz Reboot, hasn’t been able to create any impact whatsoever at the Box Office. The film has barely managed to collect about Rs 14.85 crore nett (Rs 148.50 million) at the end of it’s first weekend.
The business of Raaz Reboot over the first weekend has been as follows:
Friday (September 16, 2016): Rs 05.10 crore nett (Rs 51 million)
Saturday (September 17, 2016): Rs 04.50 crore nett (Rs 45 million)
Sunday (September 18, 2016): Rs 05.25 crore nett (Rs 52.50 million)
Released in about 2350 screens, pan India and made at a budget of about Rs 30 crore (Rs 300 million), with Rs 22 crore (Rs 220 million) spent in production and about Rs 08 crore (Rs 80 million) spent on print and publicity, looks like this one would be a losing game for the makers.
With Pink marching ahead, and with Banjo (Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri) set for a release this coming Friday, September 23, 2016, Raaz Reboot will have to collect as much monies as possible in this week itself, which as of now, looks like a tall order.