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Luv Shuv... slow at BO despite good reviews

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, November 05, 2012
First Published: 16:17 IST(5/11/2012) | Last Updated: 18:15 IST(5/11/2012)

Anurag Kashyap's Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana was a highly anticipated comedy that garnered a lot of positive feedback from one and all. It is therefore surprising that the film hasn't yet picked up at the box office.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana collected approx Rs. 5.75 cr nett in its opening weekend. Fri 1.25 cr, Sat 2 cr, Sun 2.5 cr.

Adarsh wrote that the film's business was below par elsewhere [except North], despite strong word of mouth and that the film showed ample growth in North circuits, which contributed to 50% of the overall weekend business.

According to Bollywood Life, LSTCK improved on Saturday with a jump of 50% but due to low numbers on Friday total remained low. Sunday was crucial for the film and film did good business on Sunday.

Overseas Collection
The film hasn't done particularly well internationally either. Adarsh tweeted the figures: "Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana has a poor start in intl markets... UK Fri £ 7,744 ... Australia A$ 2,349 ... New Zealand NZ$ 424. It scored UAE Thu + Fri total $45,000.

Despite its dismal opening, analysts feel the film might pick up eventually due to the critics's reviews and the positive word of mouth as has been the trend in recent critically acclaimed movies.

Collections Stats
Film Budget: 3 cr
Total Domestic Collections: 06.00 cr
Total Overseas Collections: 00.20 cr
Total Worldwide Collections: 06.20 cr



The film is about Omi Khurana's (Kunal Kapoor) London dream has just ended. On the run from a dangerous UK gangster who he owes money to, Omi returns to his native village in Punjab, pretending to be a well-heeled London lawyer. Much has changed since Omi ran away from home a decade ago...

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(With additional inputs)



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