The box office tradition of low ticket sales in the first part of the year continues though business is better than last year
Though Salman Khan’s 'Jai Ho' didn’t break any records at the box office this January, overall business at the BO has been better this month.
'One By Two', starring Abhay Deol failed to impress audiences
Kamal Gianchandani of PVR and Cinemax cinemas said, “Overall business in January this year stands at about 14 percent more than last year Jai Ho it has met our expectations now.”
The film has touched a total of Rs 102 crore and has got tax exemptions in few states, including Uttar Pradesh.
Other films that released this month and performed well at the box office are Marathi film 'Timepass', which has collected Rs 30 crore and Divya Kumar’s 'Yaariyaan' which has grossed about Rs 41crore. 'Dedh Ishqiya' has done a business of about Rs 27 crore and 'Sholay 3D' made about Rs 11crore. The other disasters of the month were Anuj Saxena’s 'Paranthe Wali Gali', Ashim Ahluwalia’s critically acclaimed 'Miss Lovely', Shiv Darshan’s debut film 'Karle Pyaar Kar Le' and 'Joe B Carvalho'.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra said, “The saving grace this month was 'Timepass' and to a certain extent 'Yaariyan' which did decent business at the box office. 'Jai Ho' fell below our expectations but with last week’s release 'One By Two' failing to impress audiences, 'Jai Ho' attracted some more cinemagoers.”