The opening business of Teen Patti has re-affirmed the fact that Amitabh Bachchan is no longer the crowd-puller he once was, infact barely a few years ago his films managed to open to decent, if not good numbers.
Teen Patti sadly hasn’t even managed a face-saving opening at the Indian box office. The film opened to less than 20% collections at multiplexes, while single screen business was terrible right through the weekend. Monday onwards the film just collapsed almost everywhere and many shows at multiplexes were canceled due to lack of audience.
Is it the over-dose of Bachchan films (Rann released just a few weeks ago) or is it the budget that is killing his films? Well, its the combination of both. Teen Patti was initially planned on a budget of 12 crores, but the film soon went over-budget and cost the producers more than 25 crores to make (including print and marketing). Theatrically the film is unlikely to cross the 10 crore mark, resulting in due losses for all – producers, distributors and exhibitors.
Box office verdict – Disaster