From Rangoon to Ok Jaanu, these films tanked at the box office in the first quarter of 2017

From January to March, many films have released - and while some managed to impress the audience, some failed miserably at the box office.
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Back in old days, there was no parameter except concept to judge whether the film was commercially hit or a flop. Now, three months have passed by since we have stepped into 2017. Bollywood in itself is such a big industry that judging it solely on the basis of the concept has somehow become redundant, the films now have a test to pass every Friday. From January to March, many films have released - and while some managed to impress the audience, some failed miserably at the box office. 
 
So, we first thought to pick the movies which tanked at the box office. 
 
Rangoon
 
Rangoon revolves around Rusi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan), Miss Julia (Kangana Ranaut) and Jamadar Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor). The film is set in the era of World War II. Contrary to all the hype created for the film, Rangoon soon ran out of the fizz and failed to make a mark. The film was made on a budget of INR 80 crore and satellite, digital and music rights were sold in INR 15 crore. So, to break even, the film had to earn INR 65 crore. But, the film could only manage to collect INR 21.57 crore at the box office. And hence, Rangoon turned out to be a huge debacle at the box office.
 
Ok Jaanu

 

Produced jointly by Karan Johar and Mani Ratnam, Ok Jaanu is the remake of successful Tamil film from 2015, Ok Kanmani. Ok Jaanu stars the Aashiqui 2 stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Made with a budget of INR 28 crore, Ok Jaanu couldn't even manage to earn to recover the cost of production. It collected INR 23.64 crore and hence comes in this category. 

 
Running Shaadi
 
 
Adding to the list, next up is Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadhs's Running Shaadi. It is a romantic comedy and revolves around three character who start a new website called Running Shaadi which helps couples in Amritsar elope with their lovers. Well, the film itself had to elope from the race of becoming an earner at the ticket windows. The film could only earn INR 50 lacs at the box office, but was expected to rake in around INR 3 crore. 
 
Trapped
 
 
Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, Trapped is about a guy who gets locked in his own apartment and the whole story revolves around his tactics of survival and how he manages to make his way out. Ever after Rajkummar Rao's brilliant performance couldn't attract the audience to come to the theatres. Trapped is made on a very low budget of less than INR 10 crore,  but would still struggling to recover that money. The film earned only INR 2.59 crore.
 
Aa Gaya Hero
 
 
Govinda's comeback Aa Gaya Hero had to return to the pavilion before even making a 10 runs on the field. The film was made on a budget of INR 8 crore, but could only earn INR 1.30 crore at the box office. 
 
Machine
 
 
Directed by Abbas Mustan, Machine features Kiara Advani, Carla Dennis, Eshaan Shankar & Mustafa in lead roles. The film couldn't make a mark and even viewers weren't interested watching the film. Made on a budget INR 25 crore, the film could only earn INR 3.12 crore at the box office. 
 
Anaarkali Of Aarah
 
 
Swara Bhaskar's Anaarkali Of Aarah was in news ever since it was announced. It made headlines for its tussle with CBFC and how the film's scenes got leaked online, But, none of these factors really helped the movie mint money and it ran out of steam as soon as it released. The film was made on a budget of around INR 5 crore and it collected only INR 0.80 crore at the ticket windows.
 
Stay tuned to have a look at the list of the hit films of the first quarter of 2017!
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I really don't understand why Ok Jaanu failed with such a lovely on screen jodi :(

Mirziya?

It was released in 2016, not 2017, this article talks about only movies in 2017

LOL Rangoon and the so called self proclaimed queen who can't get the public to watch her.

the content also matters silly....she's no self proclaimed...the world knows she is THE Queen....poor script, bad editing and a weird end killed the movie...kangana was outstanding in the movie....if u understand acting that is....btw are u deepika?? :D :p

the content also matters silly....she's no self proclaimed...the world knows she is THE Queen....poor script, bad editing and a weird end killed the movie...kangana was outstanding in the movie....if u understand acting that is....btw are u deepika?? :D :p

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