Box Office: Average opening for Mardaani
A look at this week's hits and misses.
Mardaani opened to a very lukewarm response at the box office, mixed reviews from critics and an A certification further limiting its audience.
The film improved over Saturday and Sunday but is not likely to sustain through the week.
Singham Returns, on th eother hand, continued its excellent run at the box office for the first four days due to Independence Day and Gokulashtami holidays but started dropping thereafter.
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.
Cast: Rani Mukerji, Jisshu Sengupta, Tahir Bhasin
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
What works: Rani Mukerji's performance
What doesn't: Weak script.
Number of weeks: New
BO verdict: Average
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Image: Rani Mukerji on the poster of Mardaani
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amol Gupte
Director: Rohit Shetty
What works: Great action sequences, good performances
What doesn't: Childishly crafted film, too loud.
Number of weeks: 1
BO verdict: Average.
Image: Ajay Devgn in Singham Returns
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah, Johnny Lever, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, Krushna Abhishek
What works: Good one-liners.
What doesn't: Poor script, lacks a good story.
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Below average.
Image: Akshay Kumar in Entertainment
Cast: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddique
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
What works: Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique, hit music
What doesn't: Lack of a story
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Superhit
Image: Salman Khan and Jaqueline Fernandes in Kick