Box office clashes have become commonplace now. Reports suggest "Housefull 3" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows" will come face to face on June 3.
The war could have been avoided, but the makers of the Hollywood franchise film have decided to release it a week ahead of the initial date, which is June 10. Several international films have taken on Hindi ones and succeeded in bringing in the monies, this is probably an experiment.
"So far the big Hollywood franchise films have not taken on any Bollywood blockbuster. X Men Apocalypse took on the relatively modestSarbjit. On March 25 the John Abraham starrer Rocky Handsome was released alongside Batman Versus Superman Dawn Of Justice. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows would be the first clash with a desi franchise.A clash of the titans, so to speak," a source told SKJ Bollywood News.
"Housefull 3" is a very popular and loved franchise in the country, so there are chances of it overshadowing the English language film it is up against. But then again, the kids connect to the live-action film too. The warrior turtles are quite the heroes.
If you remember "The Jungle Book," which did great business in India, so much so that it completely overshadowed Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" at the box-office. Several trade experts have linked the film's success with its kid connect.
"Housefull 3" is a comic caper directed by Sajid-Farhad and stars Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey and Boman Irani in key roles.