Q. Is ROY a Hit or Flop? How much does it need to collect to be the first HIT of 2015? – Rohit
A. ROY has to collect somewhere around Rs 50-55 crore to emerge a clean HIT at the box office. The film lost Rs 4-5 crore of business because of the India vs Pakistan cricket match on Sunday and has to sustain well on Monday to make up for the list business. It will be difficult because the word-of-mouth is mixed to negative. We don’t see it collecting much after Week 1.
Q. Can ROY beat the lifetime collections of BABY? – Shirnil Naidu
A. No chance. ROY could struggle to cross the 50 crore mark if business on Monday falls below the 4 crore mark. While BABY was carrying incredible reports and excellent reviews, ROY has been thrashed by the critics (Read critic review) and the trend over the weekend is much worse. Having said that, T-Series lost money on BABY, but they might just about break-even or make some money with ROY.
Q. ROY opened well because of Ranbir Kapoor or good music? – Sahil
A. It was a combination of Ranbir Kapoor’s first film in 16 months, smart marketing by T-Series and good music that worked well for the film. Jacqueline Fernandez is also a star after the success of ‘Kick’ and her presence must have helped too. A 10 crore opening wasn’t possible without Ranbir, so a major share of the credit should go to him. Amongst actors under the age of 40, Ranbir is easily the most popular Bollywood star in the country and probably the only bankable star too. Even in the worst case scenario, his films will guarantee a good initial.
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