Here comes another dud after a brief high at the box office.
Aanand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Returns struck gold at the box office upon release, and buzz is it's this year's first big hit. But last week's release Welcome 2 Karachi wasn't so fortunate.
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.
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: New
BO verdict: Poor opening.
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: 1
BO verdict: Hit.
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: 2
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: 3
BO verdict: Hit
Gabbar Is Back
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Suman Talwar, Sunil Grover
What works: Akshay Kumar and Sunil Grover's performance.
What doesn't: Melodramatic plot, bad direction
Number of weeks: 4.
BO verdict: Below average.