Weekly Box Office Analysis: Vikrant Rona Crosses Rs 100 Crore; B-Town Dismal Show Continues

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Box Office

oi-Filmibeat Desk

By Girish Wankhede

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Girish Wankhede exclusive column

The
lacklustre
performances
of
several
films
at
the
box
office
continues
to
add
to
the
woes
of
the
filmmakers
and
the
exhibitors,
and
this
week
is
no
exception.
Out
of
three
major
releases
on
July
29,
one
could
only
garner
the
respected
figures
while
the
other
two
sank.
In
an
exclusive
column
for

Filmibeat
,
film
trade
expert

Girish
Wankhede

analyses
the
box
office
of
the
last
week’s
films.


Vikrant
Rona
,
the
Kannada
film
which
was
released
simultaneously
in
Hindi,
Tamil,
Telugu
and
Malayalam,
showed
a
respectable
tally
in
its
original
Kannada
version.
But
the
Hindi
film

Ek
Villain
Returns

and
Marathi
movie

Timepass
3

failed
at
the
box
office.
Another
highly
anticipated
south
outing,
the
Ravi
Teja
Telugu
film
Ramarao
on
Duty
also
had
no
takers
at
the
box
office.

Vikrant
Rona
Box
Office

 Vikrant Rona vs Shamshera box office report


Vikrant
Rona

was
released
on
Thursday,
July
28
rather
than
Friday,
with
an
aim
to
cash
in
on
the
extended
weekend.
The
buzz
was
strong,
and
the
presence
of
Bollywood
superstar
Salman
Khan
in
the
pre-release
promotional
event
added
a
huge
hype
in
Mumbai,
which
pushed
its
Hindi
box
office
collections
to
cross
the
Rs
6-crore
mark
on
Monday,
August
1.
The
first
day
of
release
i.e.
Thursday
was
Rs
1.11
crore,
Friday
was
only
Rs
93
lakh,
Saturday
was
Rs
1.52
crore
and
Sunday
was
Rs
2.40
crore
in
the
Hindi
belt.

The
Kannada
version
was
huge
in
Karnataka
and
some
other
pockets
in
the
south.
Vikrant
Rona
stood
only
third
to
the
box
office
revenue
of
KGF
1
and
2.
It
opened
with
Rs
13.50
crore
on
Thursday,
then
dropped
to
Rs
6.50
crore
on
Friday,
generated
Rs
8.25
crore
on
Saturday
and
escalated
to
Rs
10.75
crore
on
Sunday.
The
first
Monday
was
at
Rs
3.50
crore,
which
is
a
considerable
drop.
Vikrant
Rona
generated
Rs
42.50
crore
in
5
days
for
its
Kannada
version,
which
is
more
than
satisfactory.

Considering
the
overall
figures
of
its
original
version
and
all
dubbed
versions
along
with
its
overseas
collections,
the
five
days
gross
of
Vinrabt
Rona
has
crossed
the
Rs
100-crore
mark,
which
is
a
great
solace.

Ek
Villain
Returns
Box
Office

Ek Villain and Timepass 3 box office report

The
Hindi
franchise
Ek
Villain
Returns
could
not
upscale
its
original
blockbuster
hit
of
2014.
This
second
installment
of
the
Villain
universe
is
just
a
pale
version
of
Ek
Villain
in
terms
of
screenplay
and
music.
The
sequel
opened
to
Rs
7.05
crore
on
Friday,
Rs
7.47
crore
on
Saturday
and
Rs
9.02
crores
on
Sunday,
making
it
collect
Rs
23.54
on
its
first
weekend.

The
shock
was
on
Monday
when
Ek
Villain
Returns
merely
collected
Rs
3.5
crores,
which
is
a
huge
crash.
The
four
days
collection
is
at
Rs
26.56
crore,
which
is
a
big
letdown
considering
its
budget
of
Rs
60
crore,
and
recalling
the
first
weekend
collection
of
Ek
Villain,
which
was
more
than
Rs
50
crore.
The
reason
for
the
second
instalment
to
fail
is
weak
writing
and
uninvolved
performances
by
the
lead
star
cast.
Even
Mohit
Suri’s
direction
looks
dated.

Timepass
3
Box
Office

Another
highly
anticipated
Marathi
franchise
film
also
could
not
shine
at
the
box
office
irrespective
of
its
huge
release
in
400
screens
in
Maharashtra.
Timepass
3
was
promoted
aggressively
and
its
visibility
quotient
was
also
good,
still
it
could
not
meet
up
the
expectations
of
the
filmgoers.
It
opened
with
Rs
90
lakh
on
Friday,
then
Rs
1.10
crores
on
Saturday
and
Rs
1.80
crores
on
Sunday,
It
dropped
considerably
to
Rs
56
lakhs
on
Monday
and
thus
making
it
to
collect
Rs
4.36
crores
in
4
days.
With
an
average
word
of
mouth
and
no
superhit
songs,
it
will
take
some
time
to
grow
on
the
audience.

The
disappointing
spell
continues
with
Shamshera’ and
Shabaash
Mithu’
and
Hit:
The
First
Case’
and
Jugjugg
Jiyo’
and
the
picture
is
dismal.
The
coming
week
has
no
major
Hindi
release
in
Cinemas.
The
solo
noteworthy
Hindi
Friday
release
is
Darlings’
featuring
Alia
Bhatt
which
is
directly
going
to
OTT.

The
only
saving
grace
for
this
coming
week
is
Brad
Pitt
starrer

Bullet
Train
,
which
is
releasing
here
on
Thursday,
one
day
prior
of
its
US
release.

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