This week witnessed a mixed bag of films. There was action, romance, drama, melodrama, and even a bit of slice-of-life. Right from Newton being declared as India’s official Oscar entry, to the massive hype over Junior NTR’s triple role act, here’s a look at the performances of some of the recent releases at the box office:
Jai Lava Kusa (Telugu)
Released on September 21, Junior NTR’s film grossed Rs 30 crores in Telugu states alone, reports The Indian Express. The film’s two-day box-office collection worldwide is speculated to be Rs 60 crores.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film’s US report includes $ 254, 309 on Friday, and made a total of $ 998, 470 [Rs 6.47 crores].
In Chennai, as of Saturday, the film has made Rs 45 Lakhs.
Day 3 Gross: 15 L
3 Days Gross: 45 L
— Mithun K Raman (@mithunraman) September 24, 2017
Directed by KS Ravindra aka Bobby, the film also stars Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas.
The film that marks actor Shoubin Shahir’s directorial debut has been received well, with many seemingly okay with the little flaws it has. With Dulquer Salmaan in an extended cameo, a lot was expected from this film.
The film had reportedly released in over 175 theatres across Kerala. Unsurprisingly, at the Kerala box office alone, Parava made Rs 2.64 crores and Rs 1.92 crores on its second day. Analysts expect the film to make Rs 9 crores at least by Monday.
The film features yesteryear actors’ sons – Shane Nigam, son of popular comedian Abi, Arjun Asokan, son of Harisree Asokan, and Zinil Sainudeen. It is produced by Anwar Rasheed under the banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments, best known for producing Bangalore Days and Premam.
Haseena Parkar (Hindi)
Apoorva Lakhia’s biopic on the dreaded aapa from Mumbai has had a slow start. The film released in nearly 1100 screens all over India.
According to trade analysis website KoiMoi, the film has minted Rs 1.87 crores on its first day at the box office. Starring Shraddha Kapoor, it has been critically panned with most holding the lead actress’s performance accountable for the film’s disastrous performance.
Bhoomi, directed by Omung Kumar, explores the relationship between a daughter, played by Aditi Rao Hydari, and a father, portrayed by Sanjay Dutt. A revenge drama, the film marks Dutt’s comeback after he was released from jail. It also stars Sidhant Gupta, Sharad Kelkar and Shekhar Suman.
According to Taran Adarsh, the film opened to Rs 2.25 crore on its first day.
#Bhoomi Fri ₹ 2.25 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 23, 2017
BoxOfficeIndia shows that the film has made Rs 4.21 crores in India within the first two days.
This film, too, has had its share of unfavourable reviews.
Newton (played by Rajkummar Rao) is the story of a man who does things as per the system. The film is set in the jungles of Chhattisgarh, and is about how a young man tries to conduct a free and fair election there. Pankaj Tripathi plays an Army general. The film also stars Raghubir Yadav, Sanjay Mishra and Anjali Patil.
The film opened to Rs 95 Lakhs on Friday, but is expected to do better owing to it being announced as India’s official entry to the Oscars.
Taran Adarsh reports that the film has seen a 162.5% growth, making Rs 2.52 crores on Saturday. Thus far, it has made Rs 3.48 crores in India.
Pokkiri Simon (Malayalam) – Grosses Rs 1.21 crore
Kalavu Thozhirchalai (Tamil) – Not out yet.