This year has not been so good for Bollywood as none of the film has entered into 100 crore club.Some of the films like Badlapur, Dam Laga Ke Haisha and NH 10 have performed well at the box office due to extremely positive word of mouth.But this year still lacks that one real hit.
Bombay Velvet was the costliest film of this year produced by Fox Star and Phantom.It was released on Friday in 2600 screens.
Bombay Velvet opened poorly at the box office.According to early estimates Bombay Velvet Friday box office collection will be approximately 5.20 crores.
Bombay Velvet had occupancies of 15-20% in the morning shows.At some centers shows were cancelled due to lack of audience.The film did show improvement in the evening shows as it can not go further below after such poor opening.But that did not help either.On the other hand Deepika Padukone's Piku gave tough competition to Bombay Velvet and was the first choice at many multiplexes.Bombay Velvet box office collection will be lower than Piku after its final run.Bombay Velvet was also hit hard by Hollywood film Mad Mux: Fury Road which will have very good collections on day 1.
This opening was lower than Ranbir's last release (extended cameo) Roy, which did well due to hit music and Ranbir's presence.This is the lowest opening for a Ranbir Kapoor starrer since Anjaana Anjaani way back in 2010.
Having landing costs more than 110 crore, it will not be able to recover half of the cost.Bombay Velvet was surrounded by many negativities in the media.The film also received mixed reviews which was not expected as Anurag Kashyap is famous for making highly critically acclaimed films.
Bombay Velvet will not show any improvement during the weekend as word of mouth is negative too.This is Ranbir Kapoor's third failure in a row after Besharam and Roy.Now his only hope is Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha which will be releasing on 27 November 2015.
Bombay Velvet will be one of the biggest disasters in the history of Bollywood.We wonder why Anurag Kashyap made an urban niche film with huge costs.