Neither veteran actress Dimple Kapadia's What The Fish (WTF), nor adult films star-turned-actress Sunny Leone starrer Jackpot managed to pull in audiences to theatres over the last weekend. Both films failed to meet expectations, say experts. They have poor amount of collections at the Indian Box Office in their opening weekend.
Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas says both the films didn't do good business. Puneet Sahay told IANS, "We thought the films will at least have an occupancy of 50 percent, but even during weekend, the percentage didn't go beyond 15. 'Jackpot' had 12 percent occupancy and 'What The Fish' got only 10 percent."
Co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Kumud Shahi Malik and KR Harish's What The Fish was made with a budget of approximately Rs 7.5 crore. Directed by Gurmmeet Singh, the quirky comedy was released in about 500 screens in India December 13. Rajesh Thadani from Multimedia Combines said, "It didn't do great business. It earned around Rs 60 lakhs. 'Jackpot' raked in about Rs.3 crore in three days."
Starring Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin Joshi, Jackpot has reportedly been made with a budget of Rs 20 crores. The film, which has been directed by Kaizad Gustad and produced by Raina Sachiin Joshi, released in about 1,000 screens in the domestic market on December 13. But when compared its screen count, its performance is very poor. If it needs to recover its production cost the movie needs to do well at the Indian Box Office in the coming days.