We answer a few ‘Bombay Velvet’ related questions:
Q. What is the screen count of Bombay Velvet?
A. Bombay Velvet is releasing on approximately 2600-2700 screens across India. The film will have a limited single-screen release. Even at multiplexes, the number of shows is much lower than what mega-budget films usually get.
Q. How much does the film need to collect to be a profitable venture and what is the budget of ‘Bombay Velvet’?
A. From its theatrical business (overseas and India), Bombay Velvet has to collect around Rs 150 crore just to recover costs. Assuming that it does fairly well overseas, the film would have to collect around 125-130 crore in India. Cost of production is Rs 90 crore, the makers have spent around 20 crore on marketing. Total costs – 110 crore approx.
Q. What is the runtime of Bombay Velvet?
A. The runtime is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Q. Can Bombay Velvet take the best opening of the year?
A. The hype is missing. In fact, there is quite a bit of negativity surrounding the film. What helped ‘Roy’ (where Ranbir made an extended special appearance) was hit music. With Bombay Velvet, both the promos and music have failed. Our prediction for the opening day is Rs 9.5 crore (Also read: IndicineFBO: Opening Day Prediction of films)
Q. How is the advance booking of ‘Bombay Velvet’?
A. Poor. It had to be better because ‘Bombay Velvet’ is a big film.
Q. Will the excellent response to ‘Piku’ affect the business of ‘Bombay Velvet’?
A. It would all boil down to the content of ‘Bombay Velvet’. If the film finds appreciation, business won’t be affected. Having said that, Piku has done well enough during the weekdays to ensure that it retains enough shows this week. If ‘Bombay Velvet’ doesn’t do well, it’ll benefit ‘Piku’.
Q. What is there so much negativity around ‘Bombay Velvet’?
A. It’s a combination of several events. It all began with reports in the media that the film hasn’t shaped up well and the makers were planning to reshoot a few sequences. This rumour coincided with the film getting delayed by 6 months. The theatrical trailer wasn’t received well either. And finally, the makers organised a party for the media, days before its release.
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