Kangana Ranaut still reigns supreme!
Dil Dhadakne Do failed to cash in on its multi-star cast as well as the huge hype created around it, as it opened to a weak response at the box office. The collections improved only marginally over the weekend.
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.
Dil Dhadakne Do
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose
Director: Zoya Akhtar
What works: Fantastic performances, visually stunning, film has some beautiful moments
What doesn't: Too long, unconvincing end.
Number of weeks: New
BO verdict: Disappointing opening.
Welcome 2 Karachi
Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi, Lauren Gottlieb.
Director: Ashish R Mohan
What works: Arshad-Jackky's comic timing.
What doesn't: Bad writing, ineffective comedy.
Number of weeks: 1
BO verdict: Flop
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Cast: Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan, Deepak Dobriyal.
Director: Aanand L Rai
What works: Kangana and Madhavan, the film ensures a lot of laughs.
What doesn't: Nothing new in the story.
Number of weeks: 2
BO verdict: Blockbuster.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar
Director: Anurag Kashyap
What works: Good production values and terrific detailing, good music.
What doesn't: Shallow film that loses steam midway, half-baked characters.
Number of weeks: 3.
BO verdict: Flop.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee.
Director: Shoojit Sircar
What works: Brilliant performances, good story
What doesn't: Abrupt end.
Number of weeks: 4
BO verdict: Hit