Much like last month’s big budget release Main Aur Mrs Khanna, Aladin directed by Sujoy Ghosh is an epic box office disaster.
The fantasy flick starring Ritesh Deshmukh – Amitabh Bachchan, targeted mainly at the kids, started off slow with less than 1 crore (nett) on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the collections improved slightly but remained way below expectations for a movie made on a budget of around 35 crores (including publicity and print cost).
With a weekend of less than 4 crores across India, Aladin will likely end its run at theaters as the biggest disaster of the year. Yes, even bigger than Main Aur Mrs Khanna which released against two other biggies on Diwali.