Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri starrer Banjo directed by Ravi Jadhav completed its fifth day at the box office today. However, the Indian language musical action drama film received mixed responses from the viewers as few of them thought that the storyline of it could not establish a scenario which could keep the moviegoers engrossed throughout the 2 hours 18 minutes.
Banjo started poorly and its trend over the weekdays, where it largely stayed flat, pretty much sealed its fate. The film could bring in just Rs. 1 crore* more on Monday and that is a fall from Friday which was anyways quite low at Rs. 1.72 crore. At Rs. 6.92 crore*, the Riteish Deshmukh starrer has crossed the lifetime total of Bangistan [Rs. 5.4 crore] but that doesn’t say much as the Excel production was a disaster.
With a screen space of almost 1000 and a budget of almost Rs. 15 Crores Banjo collected an amount of almost Rs. 8.68 Crores at the worldwide box office during its five days of release. However, Ravi Jadhav’s Banjo has settled down to an approximate amount of Rs. 3.71 Crores at the worldwide box office during its 6 days of release.
From next Friday, highly anticipated M.S.Dhoni The Untold Story is being released. So it won’t be possible for Banjo to stand in front of that. The trends suggest that Banjo would miss this mark by a couple of crore. Other new releases are continuing their poor run and though Parched is seeing some kind of patronage from a very-very niche audience (at very low numbers), in the final tally it doesn’t count as just around Rs. 70 lakhs* have come in so far. Unfortunately, the other new releases, Wah Taj and Days of Tafree, aren’t managing even this level of box office collections.