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Box Office: Will Kareena's Heroine join 100 crore club?

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Kareena Kapoor in Heroine
Kareena Kapoor, who debuted in films with Abhishek's Refugee in 2000, has come a long way in the Hindi film industry, and she has nearly 50 movies in her credit. Although she started her career with a flop movie, she has maximum number of hit movies in her kitty. Today, she has become one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood. Bebo, who has played a superstar actress in the movie Heroine, is a superstar heroine in real life too.

In her 12 years' acting career, the girlfriend of Saif Ali Khan has been a part of four 100 crore movies in Hindi. Kareena first joined the league with Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots in 2009. Later, three of her other movies like Golmaal 3 (2010), Bodyguard (2011) and Ra.One (2011) entered this club. Trade experts say that it was Bollywood superstars Ajay Devgn, Aamir, Salman and Shahrukh Khan, whose star power and huge fan following made them achieve this magic figure, but Kareena added a least to them.

Earlier this year, Kareena had a big opportunity to prove them wrong. She was expected to strike gold with her movie Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu with budding star Imran Khan. The film did good business at the Box Office, but it was not up to the image of this superstar actress. It proved that independently, she cannot take the film forward at the collection centres.

Kareena's latest movie Heroine is a female centric movie and its success mainly depends on her and her star power. Does she really have that big power and huge fan following to run the show? The first weekend numbers of Heroine clearly say that she does not have the power. She has failed to drive the mass crazy towards the theatres in the opening weekend.

The Madhur Bhandarkar directed movie had huge hype before its release and was expected to score a half century in its opening weekend, but it has raked in half of the half century. Its weekdays business shows that it will not surpass this 50 crore mark in the first week. Now, will Kareena score a fifth century with Heroine at the Indian Box Office?

However, Heroine has collected Rs 25 crores at the Box Office in India in the first week. Its business fell down by 50% on Monday with its fifth day collection reaching Rs 3.75 crores. If the movie runs at this pace, it might gross Rs 40 crores in the first week. It has big threat from Akshay Kumar's OMG Oh My God, and Kamaal Damaal, which are hitting the screens this weekend and English Vinglish, which will release next weekend.

As per the current trends, if a movie has to join the 100 crore club, it needs to do extremely well in the first week and its performance in the next two to three weeks would add to its success. But Heroine has already failed to make it big at the Box Office and has threats in next weeks also. Trade experts say that Kareena Kapoor will not be able to score her fifth century with Heroine at the domestic Box Office.

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