Bombay Talkies has in 3 days grossed Rs 78 million GBO
(gross box office) in its opening weekend where business climbed
rapidly inspite of competition from other releases. The film's
growth at the box office was sturdy as the business trebled through
the weekend with each day witnessing major support via strong word
of mouth and recommendations. Made on a shoe-string budget of Rs.
6.0 cr and marketed intelligently, the satellite, music and
overseas rights of the film will ensure that the film gets into the
profit zone quickly.
The buzz on Bombay Talkies started well in advance as
some of the most well known B-Town celebrities had come forward in
support and appreciation of the movie. Critics and social media
gave two thumbs-up to the film in early screenings leading to
wide-spread anticipation. The constant positive feedback from
audiences and media proves further that the film will see a
consistent performance at the box office in the coming
The icing on the cake is the film's official selection at The Cannes Film Festival 2013 where Bombay Talkies will see its international premiere happen at a Grand Gala screening on May 19th. This honour will further help the film's business in global markets as it sees a staggered international roll-out.