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Box office: Phantom gets below average opening

August 31, 2015 17:40 IST
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A look at this week's hits and misses.

Last weeks releases Phantom has done below average business in its opening weekend while even the word of mouth is mostly against it.

Kaun Kitney Paani Mein and Baanke Ki Crazy Baraat remain non-starters.

Manjhi: The Mountain Man has been appreciated and though on a smaller level, is doing well at the box office.

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


Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub

Director: Kabir Khan

What works: Story

What doesn't: Saif and Katrina

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Below average opening

Read the review here

Kaun Kitney Paani Mein

Cast: Saurabh Shukla, Kunal Kapoor, Radhika Apte and Gulshan Grover

Director: Nila Madhab Panda

What works: Radhika Apte's performance

What doesn't: Poor story and bad direction.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Non-starter

Read the review here

All Is Well

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Asin, Supriya Pathak

Director: Umesh Shukla

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Poor story and bad direction.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Manjhi: The Mountain Man

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte

Director: Ketan Mehta

What works: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s performance.

What doesn't: Abrupt sequences

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Does well 

Read the review here


Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Jacqueline Fernadez

Director: Karan Malhotra

What works: Akshay Kumar’s performance.

What doesn't: Melodramatic plot, bad direction.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Average

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pulkit Samrat

Director: Karan Anshuman

What works: Riteish Deshmukh

What doesn't: The gags. Film lacks substance.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Cast: Imran Abbas, Pernia Qureshi

Director: Muzaffar Ali

What works: Beautiful songs.

What doesn't: Weak performances and bad editing.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Disaster

Read the review here


Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Shriya Saran, Rajat Kapoor

Director: Nishikant Kamath

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: The ingredients are all there but the film never quite takes off.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here


Cast: Richa Chadha, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi

Director: Neeraj Ghaywan

What works: Great story, good performances

What doesn't: Offbeat subject

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra

Director: Kabir Khan

What works: Great story, and SALMAN KHAN!

What doesn't: Too long.

Number of weeks: 6

BO verdict: Blockbuster

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

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