Apart from Mr. X, none of them were commercial films, but with the way things look at the end of the first weekend, even Mr. X has proved to a damp squib. Oops!!!
Emraan Hashmi starrer Mr. X has been panned by the critics as well as the moviegoers. The film made at a budget of about Rs 40 crore (including marketing and distribution costs) has fallen flat at that Box Office.
The film collated Rs 04.50 crore nett on Friday (April 17, 2015), on Saturday (April 18, 2105) the collections fell slightly to about Rs 04.39 crore nett and on Sunday (April 19, 2015) the film collected about Rs 05.10 crore nett; thus making it to a total of about Rs 13.99 crore nett at the end of it’s first weekend, which is disastrous.
Apparently Mr. X has managed to get Rs 25 crore for satellite and music rights, but with the way things are looking for this one, it would barely recover its production cost.
Produced by Vishesh Films and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film stars Emraan Hashmi as an invisible man who seeks revenge for all the wrongs done to him.
When compared to Mr. X, another new release Margarita With A Straw did not get the required hype and promotions. Also one was never expecting it to be a blockbuster, and looking at the way the film has fared at the Box Office, one must say that it has delivered what was promised.
The Kalki Koechlin starrer, has been screened at several international film festivals in 2014. It has been a critically acclaimed film and so far has managed to pick up a few awards as well.
Margarita With A Straw had a limited release and has managed to collect Rs 50 lacs nett on Friday (April 17, 2015), on Saturday (April 18, 2105) the collections grew a bit to about Rs 72 lacs nett and on Sunday (April 19, 2015) the film collected about Rs 09 lacs nett; thus making it to a total of about Rs 02.12 crore nett at the end of it’s first weekend.
Margarita With A Straw has been directed by Shonali Bose and stars Revathi and Sayani Gupta along with Kalki Koechlin.
However, the collections of NH8, Ek Adbhut Dakshina Guru Dakshina, Nanak Shah Fakir and Court are not even worth mentioning.
With films like Piku (May 08, 2105), Bombay Velvet (May 15 ,2105), Tanu Weds Manu Returns (May 22, 2105) and Dil Dhadakne Do (June 05,2105) we see some hope.
April 17, 2015 saw the release of six films - Mr. X, Margarita With A Straw, NH8, Ek Adbhut Dakshina Guru Dakshina, Nanak Shah Fakir and Court. Apa...1.5