The horror-comedy genre has been generally successful at the box office, as seen by films such as Stree and the more recent Kartik Aaryan-led hit Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. However, Phone Bhoot performed poorly on its first day of introduction.
the film starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi has earned between Rs 1.75 cr and Rs 2.25 cr. The Gurmeet Singh-directed film failed to impress with a ten to twelve percent occupancy rate on the aforementioned screens, despite its wide release in up to 1400 theatres.
The film has failed to resonate with audiences both critically and monetarily. The film critic for The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta, described the film as “painfully comic” and gave it one star in her review.
Phone Bhoot is performing marginally better than Janhvi Kapoor’s Mili and Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha’s Double XL, all of which failed to gross even Rs 1 crore at the box office. If rumors are accurate, Rishab Shetty’s Kantara is performing significantly better at the box office, despite being a Hindi-dubbed film.
The following week, a Marvel film will dominate the box office. Yes, we’re discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ryan Coogler, who directed the film’s first installment starring the late Chadwick Boseman, is behind the helm once more.
Drishyam 2, starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu, and Bhediya, starring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, will be released near the end of the month. Now, only time will tell if the two aforementioned releases can revive Bollywood’s box office, which has been stagnant since the release of Brahmastra.