Tezz has achieved the unthinkable! The film has managed to beat Abbas-Mustan’s Players, and takes top spot as the biggest disaster of the year.
Tezz weekend all-india nett (collections of Players in brackets)
- Friday – 3.5 crores (4.6 crores)
- Saturday – 3.5 crores (4.5 crores)
- Sunday – 4.25 crores (5.75 crores)
- Weekend Total – 11.25 crores (14.85 crores)
These are absolutely disastrous figures for an action film made on such a high-budget, with a reasonably big star cast.
What went wrong? Well, Tezz was poorly promoted. The trailers had made no impact, the pre-release buzz was close to nil and the release of Hollywood film ‘ The Avengers’ made a huge dent in collections. Infact, ‘The Avengers’ has grossed close to Rs 15 crores nett in India in it’s first weekend.
Spare a thought for the stars involved and Priyadarshan. The film wasn’t as bad as the collections above suggest. Certainly deserved better.
It’s likely to crash further today, and should shut shop with less than 20-22 crores as lifetime business in India.
Box-office verdict – Disaster