Rangoon will end its dismal run at most theatres today. The trend of the film is even poorer than last year’s Fitoor, which had around 10 crore lesser landing cost, but finished with lifetime business of 18 crore.
Fitoor started slow with collections of less than 4 crore, but showed 30% growth on both Saturday and Sunday. With Rangoon, the opening day (partial holiday for Maha Shivaratri) was the best day of its entire run and even that day fell below the 5 crore mark.
In terms of money lost, Rangoon is one of the biggest disasters of all time, with only a film like Bombay Velvet suffering from bigger losses. Viacom18 will lose around 60 crore of its investment on the film.
Rangoon will end Week 1 with net box office collections of 18.5 crore. It will probably add around 50 lakhs after the first week and finish with lifetime business of 19 crore net.
About 10 years ago, Shahid’s Fool N Final collected about the same as Rangoon and his other film Kismat Konnection collected a little more. Both were box office failures, but those were the times when the industry did not even have a 100 crore grosser and today we have films crossing 300 crore. Not only has his career stagnated and worsened in the last 10 years, but his immense talent has been wasted with his fan-following dwindling with each new film. Padmavati is probably the last hope, with a section of the industry still hopeful that his choice of films changes for the good.
The day-wise collections of Rangoon are as follows:
- Friday – 4.9 crore
- Saturday – 4.7 crore
- Sunday – 4.35 crore
- Monday – 1.3 crore
- Tuesday – 1.15 crore
- Wednesday – 1.1 crore
- Total – 17.5 crore