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Looks like Aishwarya Rai being back from a sabbatical has not excited much enthusiasm among the masses as her comeback film 'Jazbaa' box office collections managed to scrape through into double digits at over Rs 12 cr courtesy the foreign take by day 2. Even Irrfan Khan, a reliable B.O. draw has not managed to work wonders despite a fine performance. (Bollywood Hungama)

Aishwarya Rai’s ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections hit double figures at Rs 12.05 crore

WT24 Desk

Aishwarya Rai’s  ‘Jazbaa’ box office collections could not manage to get into double digits on day 1, ending with less than half that amount at Rs 4.23 crore, signalling there was not enough interest generated in the theatre-going crowds about the movie even though Rai is back after a 5-year sabbatical. Day 2 (Saturday) did not bring too much cheer to the filmmakers either as the collections were a little up at Rs 5.49 crore in the domestic market and the total climbed to Rs 9.72 crore. With the foreign take the amount rises into double figures at Rs 12.05 crore.

Also starring Irrfan Khan, Jazbaa was supposed to mark the comeback of beauty queen Aishwarya Rai, but even at the outset the film, which features an edgy storyline, did not manage to please the critics who did not give it glowing account, especially panning Rai’s overblown performance. The best words were in fact saved for Irrfan Khan’s understated act. As a result the film has been doing just about average business at the box office.

Which way ‘Jazbaa’ was heading was clear from the day 1 morning occupancy rate, which was quite underwhelming at 35%, which was way behind runaway winner of last week, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Singh Is Bliing’ at 80%.

The Sanjay Gupta directed film does not face much of a competition from rivals. Hitting the theatres alongside was Hollywood release ‘The Walk’ that has been receiving glowing reviews overseas. However, ‘The Walk’, which is featuring limited morning shows, has garnered a 30% occupancy rate. The other English release ‘Pan’, that features Huge Jackman, is expected to be a slow earner, according to The Financial Express.

 

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