‘Bhoothnath Returns’ earns 18 crore in the opening weekend


Despite great promotions, ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ could not manage to have a splashing start, but the positive reviews of the movie helped footfalls to increase in the evening and night shows. Therefore ‘Bhoothnath Returns’, after making a dull start, picked up pace on the second day and scored quite well at the box-office. The film managed to earn Rs 18 crore in the opening weekend.

The legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, and child artiste, Parth Bhalerao, starrer, after hitting the big screens across India, on April 11th, earned just Rs 4.07 crore on the opening day, but, its earning shoot up to Rs 5.58 crore on the second day.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirming the figures said, “BhoothnathReturns has fantastic growth on Day 2. Collects Rs 5.85 cr on Sat. Total: Rs 9.92 cr nett. India biz. Sunday biz should be super!”

Showbiz experts are upbeat about the future of the movie and are expecting a significant increase in the earnings by the end of first week.

As predicted earlier, ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ has turned dwon the fate of Varun Dhawan’s ‘Main Tera Hero’, which earned just Rs 1.50 crore on the second Friday.

Moreover, with the net two-day collections of Rs9.92 crores the movie is also expected to cross the Rs10 crore opening weekend collection of ‘Queen’.

‘Bhoothnath Returns’ a sequel to Big B’s 2008 blockbuster ‘Bhootnath’ is directed by Nitesh Tiwari which also features Boman Irani, Usha Nadkarni and Anurag Kashyap besides Amitabh Bachan and Parth.

The movie is simplistic, genuine and has its funny moments, too. It has moments that can even leave you in tears…  The first part ‘Bhootnath’ that released in 2008 was all about Amitabh Bachchan, his persona and his brilliant screen presence.

Bhootnath Returns’ begins with Bhoothnath (played by Amitabh Bachchan) returning to his ghostworldm where he is scorned at because he is unable to scare anyone on earth. But afterwards he gets one last chance to scare the people on earth. After reaching earth he meets a boy named Akhrot (played by Parth Bhalerao), and forms and inseparable team.

Bhau (played by Boman Irani) plays the character of the corrupt politician who is always accompanied by his assistant played by Brijendra Kala and his faithful goons. And a major part of the film deals with the issue of corruption at various levels.

But ‘Bhoothnath Returns’ almost entirely belongs to Parth Bhalerao, who holds his ground against the megastar and delivers an exceptionally confident and effortless performance in the movie.


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