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Deepika’s ‘Finding Fanny’ trumps Bipasha’s ‘Creature 3D’ at box office
MUMBAI: The initial box-office verdict on the weekend fight between Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu is out. While both films witnessed modest openings, there were more takers for Padukone’s quirky English film ‘Finding Fanny’.
The film netted a total of Rs 16.53 crore (Rs 165.3 million) during its first weekend. The collections improved marginally from Rs 4.35 crore (43.5 million) on Friday to Rs 5.96 crore (Rs 59.6 million) on Saturday and Rs 6.34 crore (Rs 63.4 million) on Sunday.
The film stars Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur and Dimple Kapadia, apart from Padukone, in pivotal roles. It is directed by Homi Adajania and co-produced by Saif Ali Khan’s Illuminati Films and Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films.
Vikram Bhatt-directed ‘Creature 3D’, which has Bipasha Basu playing the main role, collected Rs 10.88 crore (Rs 108.8 million) in its first weekend. A monster thriller science fiction film, it stars Basu and Imran Abbas Naqvi in lead roles. It is co-produced by T-Series and BVG Films.
Meanwhile, last week’s biopic film ‘Marry Kom’ ended its first week with the net collection of Rs 41.86 crore (Rs 418.6 million). The film had collected Rs 27.3 crore (Rs 273 million) in its first weekend. However, trade pundits opine that as biopics are not crowd-pullers, the film seems to have been running out of steam now.
Directed by first-time helmer Omung Kumar and co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film was declared tax free in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Assam.