Much-hyped Bollywood movies Fanney Khan, Karwaan and Mulk, which hit the screens on Friday, August 3, have opened to poor response and will make an average collection at the Indian box office on the first day.
Fanney Khan, Karwaan and Mulk have been creating a positive buzz in the media ever since they were announced. Their makers have shelled out hefty sums on their production and promotion. But they faced unavailability of enough number of cinema halls and they had a poor advance ticket booking. Trade experts predicted that they would clash with and eat away each other's shares at the box office.
As predicted, Fanney Khan, Karwaan and Mulk started on a poor note with their average occupancy being lesser than 15 percent in the morning show on Friday. However, Fanney Khan had little better occupancy, when compared to two other new releases.
Sumit Kadel, an observer of Hindi film industry, tweeted, "#Karwaan #Mulk #FanneyKhan all opened with poor occupancy at the morning shows across India. #Karwaan - 8-9% #Mulk - 12-13% #FanneyKhan - 12-15%."
They failed to show growth in their collection at the box office in the later shows. Sumit Kadel added, "#Mulk & #Karwaan occupancy in noon shows is extremely poor as both the film registering mere 8-10% occupancy. #FanneyKhan leads but considering the star cast of the film occupancy is poor. 2 cr opening is also looking tough for mulk & karwaan. Fanney may surpass 2 cr today."
Anil Kapoor's Fanney Khan, Dulquer Salmaan's Karwaan and Rishi Kapoor and Tapsee Pannu's Mulk belong to different genres and the audience are definitely split among them. All of them have received a positive talk from critics and filmgoers and the word of mouth is expected to boost their collection in the evening shows. It should be seen how they will perform at the domestic box office on the first day.