Aishwarya's Jazbaa Fails to Sway Box Office on Opening Day

Aishwarya's Jazbaa Fails to Sway Box Office on Opening Day

A still from Jazbaa

New Delhi: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's much-hyped comeback film Jazbaa is likely to be announced a damp squib if the opening day figures, Rs 3.75 crores, are anything to go by. (Also Read: Movie Review: Jazbaa)

A Box Office India report states that Saturday is 'crucial,' and a growth spurt of 50% a must, for the film to hold its own at the box office The film's collections are among this year's poorest and lag behind the Day One collections of Katti Batti and Hero. It is also way behind the year's biggest openers, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Singh Is Bliing, which crossed Rs 20 crores on their opening day.

Aishwarya's last film, 2010's Guzaarish, made almost Rs 4 crores when it opened. Her career best opener is 2006's Dhoom: 2 which had made Rs 5.85 crores.

Meanwhile, Talvar, based on the Aarushi Talwar murder mystery, continues to remain 'rock-steady.'
 

As per a Box Office India report, the film is likely to cross Rs 30 crores, 'a huge total for such films.'