Last Friday proved to be a dampener for the Hindi film industry in terms of box office business. The three films - Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Prassthanam and The Zoya Factor turned out to be slow performers at the box office in their first weekend. Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas featuring Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba earned Rs 4.24 crore in three days, gaining the upper hand of the three films.
The multi-starrer Prassthanam, featuring Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Ali Fazal and Satyajeet Dubey collected Rs 3.06 crore in three days while Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan's The Zoya Factor collected Rs 2 crore.
However, there seems to be no stopping to the previous releases, Dream Girl and Chhichhore, which are doing great at the box office even in their second and third week respectively. Dream Girl collected Rs 97.65 crore in 10 days while Chhichhore collected Rs 119.65 crore in 17 days of release. With the three new releases not performing as expected at cinema halls, the chances for Dream Girl and Chhichhore to continue doing well in the entire coming week seem higher.
- Bhavi Gathani