Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna together can’t whip up enough of an anticipated frenzy at the boxoffice to fob off competition from Salman Khan.
Or so the makers of Race 3 thought when they decided to block shows and screens for the second week in anticipation of a crowded Week 2.
Now the footfalls for Race 3 have dropped considerably. But the show bookings for Week 2 stand as per the agreement
Says a spokesperson from a multiples chain, “We were given the option to either agree to a sustained number of shows in the second week or forego the privilege of releasing Race 3.”
Race 3 which was released last Friday
now stands a major hurdle to the release of this week’s two massive Hollywood franchises The Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8. While the first film carries on the story of the ‘Incredible’ family of super-heroes, and it even has a Hindi version with Kajol voicing Elastic Woman, Ocean’s 8 is an all-female take on the the blockbuster Ocean’s 11 released in 2011.
Both the The Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8 are struggling to find ample theatres and screens this Friday.
Says a spokesperson from leading multiplex chain, “Although there has been a fall in the footfalls for Race 3 post the weekend of its release
and the audiences are not flocking to see their ‘Bhai’(Salman) after Eid is over we’ve no option but to continue screening Race 3 as per contractual obligation,Ocean’s 8 and the Incredibles are big brand names in Hollywood. But they can’t stand up to the force of Salman Khan’s stardom.Only Raj Kumar Hirani’s Sanju on June 29 can oust Race 3 from occupying optimum screens.”