Two much-hyped Bollywood movies Sholay 3D and Mr Joe B Carvalho, which released in theatres today, have opened to a poor response at the Indian Box Office. Trade analysts in B-Town describe it as the effect of two-week-old release Dhoom 3, which has continued to keep the bells ringing at the ticket counters in the third week. Experts predict that the Aamir Khan starrer will dominate the weekend chart for the third time.
Sholay, which first hit the screens on August 15 in 1975, is one of the ever-green Bollywood movies. Following the craze for the film, the makers have re-released the movie with 3D version. Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan starrer Mr Joe B Carvalho is comedy entertainer and its promos have soared up the viewers' expectations to the sky high. Having massive promotions and huge hype, they were expected to start with a bang at the domestic Box Office.
But Sholay 3D and Mr Joe B Carvalho have registered an average amount of occupancy in the morning show. Trade expert Taran Adarsh writes, "After the big finish last year with Dhoom 3 shattering most records, expectations were high from the newer releases. However, the two films, Sholay 3D and Mr Joe B Carvalho that kickstarted the year for Bollywood, have begun on a less than desirable note."
Taran Adarsh continues, "Early trends indicate a slow start for the two films, although Sholay was slightly better in few circuits. However, Dhoom 3 is expected to dominate the domestic BO for the third consecutive week, as per initial trends." He adds, "Both Sholay 3D and Mr Joe B Carvalho, will have to rely heavily on a strong word of mouth to sustain over the weekend."