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No luck for Jackpot, What The Fish at box office

IANS  New Delhi, December 17, 2013
First Published: 13:02 IST(17/12/2013) | Last Updated: 13:09 IST(17/12/2013)

Neither veteran actress Dimple Kapadia's What The Fish nor adult films star-turned-actress Sunny Leone-starrer Jackpot managed to pull in audiences to theatres over the last weekend. Both films failed to meet expectations, say experts.

Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas says both the films didn't do good business.

"We thought the films will at least have an occupancy of 50 per cent, but even during weekend, the percentage didn't go beyond 15. Jackpot had 12 per cent occupancy and What The Fish got only 10 per cent," Sahay told IANS.

Co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Kumud Shahi Malik and K.R. Harish's What The Fish was made within Rs.7.5 crore approximately. Directed by Gurmmeet Singh, the quirky comedy was released in about 500 screens in India on December 13.

"It didn't do great business. It earned around Rs. 60 lakh. Jackpot raked in about Rs. 3 crore in three days," said Rajesh Thadani from Multimedia Combines.

Jackpot, which also stars Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin Joshi, was reportedly made between Rs.15 crore and Rs. 20 crore. Directed by Kaizad Gustad and produced by Raina Sachiin Joshi, the film released in about 1,000 screens.

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