Box Office Collection: Welcome to New York – Expectations and box office predictions stand proved wrong as Chakri Toleti’s Welcome to New York earns only Rs.75 lakh on the day 1, reports Box Office India. Directed by ‘Khamoshi’ director Chakri Toleti, Welcome to New York has all ingredients to be a typical masala Bollywood movie.
The collection seems to be affected by films like Aiyaary and Black Panther which are still running in theatres, posing stiff competition to the new releases. In addition, the movie also needs to compete against Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which also got released on the same day.
The movie with a strong cast lineup of actors Diljit Dosanjh and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles and Riteish Deshmukh, Karan Johar, Boman Irani and Lara Dutta in supporting roles were expected to pull moviegoers and fans into the theatres in large numbers.
The critics are voted against the movie by giving a single star to the movie. This also has affected the collection. Saving the guest appearances of Bollywood’s muscle Khan Salman Khan, Baahubali fame Bhallaladeva Rana Rana Daggubati, and Sushant Singh Rajput, the film’s content remains not impressive said a critic in his review.
Having got a huge promotion, the movie was expected to amass around Rs. 2.5 crores on the opening day and Rs.10 crores in the first week at the Box Office. If we go by the history till date, there are rare chances for the movie to become a hit. We have reasons to predict this movie to be a flop.
Before writing off the movie, we need to see how well this movie is going to perform in the first week. The presence of stars does matter in the success of films. The real word-of-mouth promotion comes after this week. So we need to see how good this is going to happen.
Day wise breakup and worldwide Box Office Collection Report
|Day||Earning (In Crore rupee)|
|Day 1, Friday – 23 Feb||0.75 Cr|
|Day 2, Saturday – 24 Feb||0.75 Cr|
|Day 3, Sunday – 25 Feb||Cr|
|Day 4, Monday – 26 Feb||Cr|
|Day 5, Tuesday – 27 Feb||Cr|
|Day 6, Wednesday – 28 Feb||Cr|
|Day 7, Thursday – 1 Mar||Cr|
|Total first Week Collection||1.50 Cr|
|Total Domestic Collection (Nett)||1.50 Cr|
|Total Domestic Collection (Gross)||Cr|
|Total Overseas Collection (Gross)||Cr|
|Total Worldwide Collection (Gross)||Cr|
|Hit or Flop / Verdict||–|