Exhibitor Rajesh Thadani says, “'Bewakoofiyaan' has not fared well at the box office as it has only earned Rs 7 crore in its first weekend. 'Queen', on the other hand, continued to draw audiences into the cinema halls. 'Gulaab Gang' had a good start at the box office but it has only earned Rs 14 crore in 10 days.”

Trade pundits add that the exam season has adversely affected box-office collections. Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “Aside from the exam season, 'Bewakoofiyaan' promos seem to have put off cinema-goers. 'Queen' has maintained its top position at the box office.”

Exhibitors point out that Holi celebrations have also eaten into ticket sales. On Monday, theatres across North India opened only after 3 pm, which is said to have affected films’ collections.

Vishal Anand of Fun Cinema says, “Box-office collections in the Hindi belt suffered on account of Holi. So far, 'Queen' has been leading the way; 'Bewakoofiyaan' is yet to gain momentum.”

Courtesy: Mid-Day

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