Bhoothnath Returns Box Office Opening: Detailed report

Bhoothnath Returns has taken a poor start all over. The problem for the film is the timing of its release. One, the exams are currently going on, which means that the target audience of the film, the children, will have better things to do than visit a cinema hall to watch a film. And secondly, last week’s release Main Tera Hero is still performing fairly well at the box office.

Having said that, the reports from the theatres is pretty good, so it could pick up on Saturday and Sunday. Also, most films that are targeted towards the family audience, take a slow start but manage to pick up later.

Below is the average occupancy of the film for the morning through to the evening from a few circuits. The story is pretty much the same all over, with the occupancy ranging from 10-20% all over India. The Punjab circuit was even worse as Bhoothnath Returns was competing against a regional film.

  • 1. Mumbai: 15% (morning) – 25% (evening)
  • 2. Delhi/UP: 10% – 25%
  • 3. East Punjab: 8-10% – 15%
  • 4. Mysore – 15% – 25%
  • 5. West Bengal – 7% – 20%

As the numbers above suggest, the opening day figures of Bhoothnath Returns will be low. If the film had released a little later, preferably during the summer vacation, it would have probably taken a better start and shown better growth.



  • I watched Bhootnath on Max today,it was quite funny firstly but later on it was quite an emotional film and i liked it.
    Lets hope Bhootnath returns picks up and do well.

  • According to Wikipedia the release date of Action Jackson has been postponed to 31st October 2014 i.e 8 days after Happy New Year releases . Now i think Phantom or Mary Kom also needs to postpone their release to November because the entire month of November is empty .

  • I don’t think Bhootnath returns can create magic on boxoffice as it sandwich between MTH and 2 states so it won’t help this movie to have long run unless film carry huge appreciation like Queen.

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