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%