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Box Office: Decent opening for Gabbar Is Back

May 05, 2015 10:24 IST
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The dry spell at the box office continues. Well, sort of.

Akshay Kumar starrer Gabbar is Back managed a decent opening owing to the long weekend and looks poised to sustain itself in the following week.

While it may be but a slight improvement in box office performance of Bollywood films, several others continue to fare badly. 

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Gabber Is Back

 

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Suman Talwar, Sunil Grover

Director: Krish

What works: Akshay Kumar and Sunil Grover's performance

What doesn't: Melodramatic plot, bad direction

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Decent opening

Read the review here

Mr.X

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh

Director: Vikram Bhatt

What works: Emraan Hashmi's performance, VFX

What doesn't: Weak script, 3D

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen

Margarita, With A Straw

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta

Director: Shonali Bose

What works: Performances, script

What doesn't: Non-mainstream subject

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

Ek Paheli: Leela

Cast: Sunny Leone, Jay Bhanushali, Rajneesh Duggal, Mohit Ahlawat, Jas Arora

Director: Bobby Khan

What works: Sunny Leone

What doesn't: Half-baked characters, predictable plot

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here

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