1. Aishwarya Rai’s ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections stutter, reach Rs 25.11 crore by day 5

Aishwarya Rai’s ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections stutter, reach Rs 25.11 crore by day 5

Aishwarya Rai's 'Jazbaa' box office collections in the domestic market climbed to Rs 19.04 crore and if we add the foreign take the amount rises to Rs 25.11 crore.

By: | Updated: October 14, 2015 5:03 PM
'Jazbaa' box office collections

Aishwarya Rai being back from a sabbatical has not excited much enthusiasm among the masses as her comeback film ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections managed a take of just Rs 15.24 cr in the opening weekend. Even Irrfan Khan, a reliable B.O. draw has not managed to work wonders despite delivering a fine performance in the film. (Bollywood Hungama)

Aishwarya Rai’s  ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections could not manage to get into double digits on day 1, ending with less than half that amount at Rs 4.23 crore, signalling there was not enough interest generated in the theatre-going crowds about the movie even though Rai is back after a 5-year sabbatical. Day 2 (Saturday) did not bring too much cheer to the filmmakers either as the collections were a little up at Rs 5.49 crore. On days 3, 4, and 5 the film’s earnings virtually collapsed, taking in just Rs 5.52 crore, Rs 2.11 crore and Rs 1.69 crore respectively.

As such, in the domestic market the total climbed to Rs 19.04 crore and if we add the foreign take the amount rises to Rs 25.11 crore.

Also starring Irrfan Khan, Jazbaa was supposed to mark the comeback of beauty queen Aishwarya Rai, but even at the outset the film, which features an edgy storyline, did not manage to please the critics who did not give it glowing account, especially panning Rai’s overblown performance. The best words were in fact saved for Irrfan Khan’s understated act. As a result the film has been doing just about average business at the box office.

Which way ‘Jazbaa’ was heading was clear from the day 1 morning occupancy rate, which was quite underwhelming at 35%, which was way behind runaway winner of last week, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Singh Is Bliing’ at 80%.

The Sanjay Gupta directed film does not face much of a competition from rivals. Hitting the theatres alongside was Hollywood release ‘The Walk’ that has been receiving glowing reviews overseas. However, ‘The Walk’, which is featuring limited morning shows, has garnered a 30% occupancy rate. The other English release ‘Pan’, that features Huge Jackman, is expected to be a slow earner.

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(With Bollywood Hungama inputs)

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    nandita
    Oct 12, 2015 at 11:34 am
    Even the promos of Jazbaa, it was expected to be an average film, on observing Aish's performance. She only has thrown her arms n shoulders up and down in the air n shouted. needs to brush up hard on her acting skills.
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    sayhellotolife
    Oct 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm
    Who bother about these critics, these are the same critics who gave 4 rating to Bajrangi Bhaijan and Happy New Year. Jazbaa is five to six time better than Bajrangi Bhaijan.
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