Box office collection: Sonam Kapoor’s Bewakoofiyaan has a dull start coz of Kangana Ranaut’s Queen

Last Friday Sonam and Ayushmann’s romcom Bewakoofiyaan hit the theatres. While Nupur Asthana’s directorial venture should have got a good opening weekend, the film failed to get cash registers ringing despite a long weekend coz of Holi

Director Nupur Asthana’s romantic comedy Bewakoofiyaan starring Sonam Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rishi Kapoor in the lead has failed at the box office miserably. The film managed to rake in a little above Rs 2 crore on its first day. Ideally Bewakoofiyaan should have got a great start considering the weekend got extended till Monday due to Holi. However, Sonam-Ayushmann starrer kicked off on a slow note and things remained pretty much the same over the weekend as well. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Bewakoofiyaan Fri 2.23 cr, Sat 2.51 cr. Total – 4.74 cr nett.India biz.” On the other hand, Kangana Ranaut’s Queen fared well even in its second weekend. Vikas Bahl’s chick flick has certainly created hungama the box office. “Queen [Wknd 2] Fri 2.15 cr, Sat 3.75 cr, Sun 4.75 cr. Grand total – 29.50 cr nett… Wknd 2 better than Wknd 1… India biz… SUPERB,” posted Adarsh.

According to Boxofficeindia, “Bewakoofiyaan had a poor weekend grossing around Rs 6.75 crore nett over its first weekend. The film started on a low note and the growth was limited over the weekend. The collections are better than Total Siyapaa but that film was almost a total washout.

As for Kangy’s film, “Queen continued its fantastic run on its second Monday as it collected around 2.75-3 crore nett due to a holiday for Holi on Monday. Queen has chances to hit the 50 crore nett mark and is likely to emerge the first outright hit of the year,” reported Boxofficeindia.

Going by the figures, it’s clear that Kangana’s Queen is way ahead of Sonam’s Bewakoofiyaan in the numbers game. If Vikas Bahl’s latest outing continues to do well at the ticket windows then we won’t be surprised if Queen soon enters the Rs 100 crore club. In fact, it should, hai na? But the box office collection of Queen could get affected as four films will hit the screens this week – Sunny Leone’s Ragini MMS 2, Mahie Gill-Sharman Joshi-Meera Chopra starrer Gang of Ghosts, Ankhon Dekhi and Lakshmi.

Or who knows it could be the other way round coz Kangana’s flick has indeed impressed everyone – from critics to audience to Bollywood bigwigs and is steadily climbing up the money ladder.