Start of the weekend brought no cheer for Ranbir Kapoor as Bombay Velvet box office collections added a mere Rs 5.10 crore to the total in domestic market.
Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma’s Bombay Velvet movie released on Friday and though its box office collections predictions were mostly on the positive side, some even voicing the Rs 100 crore sum, what came to transpire in theatres was the opposite. The theatre-going public was not much enthused by the movie, and it even suffered the ignominy of cancelled shows. Ultimately, the day 1 figure was just Rs 5.20 crore.
The start of the weekend (Saturday, day 2) brought no cheer for Ranbir Kapoor as the movie box office collections added a mere Rs 5.10 crore to the total to make it Rs 10.30 crore in the domestic market. The foreign market was not kind to Bombay Velvet either, and managed to barely move the overall take to Rs 11.35 crore.
The negative signs were visible early on Friday. Bombay Velvet opened to a 45-50% occupancy rate across the country while last week’s release Amitabh Bachchan starrer Piku, which has turned into a Rs 50 crore movie, still continues to hold its ground.
This looks to be in line with the trend Ranbir Kapoor movies have been caught in – the actor’s last 2 movies have failed to enthuse the audiences and suffered being box office collections failures.
The same fate may or may not haunt his latest release Bombay Velvet, but the current news is not very encouraging, despite the presence of Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar.