Bombay Velvet Box Office Opening

Bombay Velvet has taken a disastrous opening at the box office, which has pretty much sealed its fate on Friday morning itself. At smaller centres there are reports that shows of the film are getting cancelled.

The Anurag Kashyap film has opened lower than Ranbir Kapoor’s last release ‘Roy’, which had taken a decent opening due to good music and Ranbir’s presence. At most centres, the occupancy is even lower than Akshay Kumar’s Baby.

With landing costs in excess of Rs 110 crore, Bombay Velvet was one of the costliest films made in Bollywood and by far the most expensive film of 2015. But, with the kind of opening it has taken, even a film made on half the costs would have struggled to recover.

To add to the woes, Bombay Velvet hasn’t been received well by the critics either. The reviews are mixed, which wasn’t the case with most Anurag Kashyap films.

Morning show occupancy for films released in 2015

  • Avengers – 68%
  • Fast and Furious 7 – 65%
  • Gabbar Is Back – 45% (partial holiday)
  • Roy – 38%
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshi – 35% (holiday)
  • Badlapur – 30%
  • Tevar – 30%
  • Baby – 25%
  • Bombay Velvet – 20%
  • Piku – 18%
  • Shamitabh – 15%
  • NH10 – 15%
  • Mr X – 10%
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha – 8%


  • Ranbir fans come and face the result. U were continously bashing akki for not giving gud opening.
    i have nothing against ranbir but the film is worst movie of this year

  • I am still wondering what made them make such a movie with this budget.I mean the budget is too big and even the promos were not so very good.Let me not consider it’s box office collection,even then the movie is not receiving extremly positive reviews from critics.I had a feeling that something very bad gonna happen after a few days of its release.

  • rk set for2 flops in a row(roy was a supporting role like shaukeenes,billu were for akki srk) agreed.

    but that doesn’t Mean v should stop calling him one of the biggest stars of our country.from srk to aamir hrithik to all hv gone through bad phases.same is happening with rk.nothing unnatural.he wl learn from his mistakes and bounce back soon.

  • whoever said Ranbir is bigger star then Akki?????where are they hiding now?????Akshay is a parallel industry…simply incomparable…..

  • So BABY opened better than BV,with hardly any promotions,no heroine,no songs!!

    Big slap on the faces of @sheheer,@ultron@Arjun Youngistaan fan n others who bash akki for low openings..

    Roy opened well only coz of good music.

    But Ranbir will bounce back with Superhit Tamasha,that’s my guarantee!

  • Read some reviews. Music has been loved by the critics. I knew it. I had earlier given a thumbs up for its music. And ofcourse, liking its songs is not everyone’s cup of tea.

  • its the reality that big budget movies to do big for cover its cost…
    but Bv cant even cover its half

    with best director ranbeers condition is very critical

    dont take it -tive
    if ranbeer face the situation like akshay (no big director, banner camp, producer) then what will happen to him cant imagine

    (if this will happen then i think nobody will sign him for advertisement)

    akshay & Srk are the real superstar without any background
    any way Srk got huge banners & directors, producers, media in his side
    but they are still most fav superstar after 24 years

  • @ArjunFan yupp buddy frst tym i agree wid u. its a vry bad phase fr RK. Besharam had bad script n direction even Trolled BhaiJaan n BakriiKhan so ppl skip it while BV had retro look n bad music so again ppl skip this movie.

    But i have faith in Rk d Youngistaan Boss who Bring back wid Bang. Tamaasha n jagga Jasoos will thrashes Akki’s last 8 movies lifetym combined collection.


  • Ranbir knows he need a big hit movie….
    that’s why he preponed TAMASHA to 27th nov 2015 and postponed jagga jasoos to 2016 ….
    bcoz he also know that jagga jasoos will turn out to be a flop….
    after 3 flops (besharam, Roy n bv) only 2 person can save him
    1st deepika padukone
    2nd imtiaz ali…
    he don’t want 4 consecutive flop…so he decided to release tamasha this year…
    due to one hit tamasha will help jagga jasoos too….
    that’s rk strategy…

  • akki has given around 10 failures in last 6yrs yet is called a superstar then how cn 2 failures make rk haters take away the superstar tag from him??

  • But I am not happy.. Not because rk failed but because anushka failed..

    It is the biggest example of disastrous budgeting

    Over confidence ke maare akal par patthar pad gye producers ke.. 110 crore ka budget..

  • @nipun u r talking about songs….
    Man yjhd all songs atleast crossed 1M on YouTube…But talking about bv not even single song crossed 1M on YouTube….
    Go n check… Bv is big let down In everywhere….

  • Hats off to Indian judiciary system!! Two major crimes happend in 2002 in India…. One has get away and became prime minister of India and other became a super star!!! No one cares life of the innocents!! It’s all about money and relations with major business people and spilling some pea nuts to media!! That’s all you need to become hero from zero!

  • @sambuddha…ur saying srk aamir n salman all gone through bad phases but boy salman did MPK KARAN ARJUN SAAJAN ANDAJ APNA …. SRK DID DDLJ BAADSHAH N MANY MORE… AMIR DID DIL JAYAMAT SE…
    TELL wat ranbir did to call this as bad phase…. this is his phase post YJHD which was multistarrer…n beshram was desaster too…tell me 2 films of any khans which r disasters back to back..n shows gt cancelled of most expensive film….

  • @aashu D rock

    ‘tamasha and jagga jasoos will thrash akki’s last 8 movies lifetime combined collection’

    are you really Dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @bajrangi then tell me who did films like barfi,rocksrar,wus,apkgk,raajnetu and yjhd?
    who got best actor award back to back in 2012 and 2013?
    who has a carrer success rate of 50%?
    who gets praised by everyone from srk,aamir to nawaz,varun,sushanth?
    who is ranked at no.5 by indicine?
    who is known as heartthrob of youth?
    whose upcoming films r with directors like imtiaz,anurag basu,kjo,ayan,raju hirani???

    plz answer all the questions

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