This year's new releases - 3D version of 1975 epic movie Sholay and Arshad Warsi starrer comedy film Mr Joe B Carvalho (MJBC) have received a lukewarm response from the audience. Both movies have done average business at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend and landed in second and third places, respectively, while two-week-old release Dhoom 3 topped the domestic collection chart.
Produced by Sascha Sippy, grandson of GP Sippy, who had financed
the original, released Sholay 3D in 1,000 screens across the
country. The new version has been made on a budget of about Rs 22
crore, which includes restoration and conversion cost. The movie
has collected Rs 7.30 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in four
days. Its breakup is Rs 1.50 cr on Fri, Rs 2.25 cr on Sat, Rs 2.55
cr on Sun and Rs 1 cr on Mon.
Whereas Arshad Warsi and Soha Ali Khan starrer Mr Joe B Carvalho, which has been made with a budget of Rs 10 crore, released in 1,100 screens across the country. The movie has collected Rs 2.40 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in four days. Its breakup is Rs 65 lakhs on Fri, Rs 60 lakhs on Sat, Rs 75 lakhs on Sun and Rs 40 lakhs on Mon.
When looked at the collection and screen count of both movies, Sholay 3D has registered better response than Mr Joe Bhi Carvalho. Gautam Dutta, the COO of PVR Cinemas, told, "The response to Sholay 3D was alright. The occupancy was between 60 percent and 70 percent. There were people who turned up with their families and got nostalgic. They were happy to see it in 3D format."