The box office collection of "Bombay Talkies" improved on Sunday after a disappointing opening but it's still not up to the expectation. The opening weekend collection is just ₹5.05 crore despite rave reviews from film critics.
"Bombay Talkies" is an anthology film four short films directed by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar, and was released at limited theatres across India on 3 May, conciding the 100th year celebration of Indian cinema.
"#BombayTalkies collected approx. Rs 5.05 cr nett in its opening weekend. Fri 1.05 cr, Sat 1.75 cr, Sun 2.25 cr," tweeted trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh.
The film was released along with action film, "Shootout at Wadala" directed by Sanjay Gupta and starring John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, and Sonu Sood. "Shootout at Wadala" rocked the box office, collecting ₹10.1 crore at the domestic box office on day one.
However, the makers of "Bombay Talkies", Viacom 18 Motion Pictures have recovered the production cost despite poor oprning, as it was made on a meager budget of ₹5 crore. The directors were given ₹1.5 crore for respective parts.
"Bombay Talkies" is a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. It features Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Naman Jain among others.