Just a while back, we reported that Bombay Velvet is expected to clock in around Rs 16 crore in its first weekend. Well, the official figures are out and the film has made Rs 16.10 crore at the Indian BO…

Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar starrer Bombay Velvet hasn’t got cash registers jingling. In fact, Anurag Kashyap’s latest offering has fared worse than Jr Kapoor’s Besharam which was declared a big flop. I say so because the opening weekend collection of Bombay Velvet is less than the first day collection of Besharam which by the way was directed by Anurag’s brother Abhinav Kashyap. Now that’s an interesting anecdote, hai na? Coming back to BV, the film released last Friday and despite featuring talented actors like Jr Kapoor and Anushka, it has failed to impress the audience wee bit.

Total box office collection in India

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the update figures a while back. He wrote on the popular social networking site Twitter, “#BombayVelvet is a DEBACLE! Fri 5.20 cr, Sat 5.10 cr, Sun 5.80 cr. Total – 16.10 cr. India biz.”

Boxofficeindia report

The trade portal stated, “The film opened to dull collections and remained there. It even failed to jump much on Sunday. The losses on the film will be of the magnitude never seen before for a Hindi film. The recovery of the film from all revenues will struggle to hit 25 crore with the domestic theatrical share looking to settle at 11-12 crore.”

Looking ahead

With Kangana Ranaut and R Madhavan’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns hitting the screens come Friday, Bombay Velvet is likely suffer at the box office. But will Anurag’s ambitious project rake in decent money by the end of first week? Though chances look bleak, let’s wait and watch!