Phone Bhoot Day 1 Box Office: Katrina Kaif led horror comedy fares poorly on boxing day; Collects Rs 2 crore

Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi led horror comedy fares poorly at the box office on its first day, suggesting a warying future for the film.

Published on Nov 05, 2022   |  12:52 AM IST  |  245.8K
Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif led Phone Bhoot opens to a cold response at the box office (Credit: Excel Entertainment YouTube channel)

It is yet another dull Friday at the Hindi box office as new films have failed to deliver at the box office, as has been the case with most releases this year barring a few. Phone Bhoot, led by Katrina Kaif, and co-starring Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi, opened to an astonishingly low Rs. 1.75 - 2.25 cr nett. The film released on around 1400 screens, which can be said to be a conservative release.  But even in the 1400 odd screens it released in, the occupancy of the film was just around 10-12 percent. The film released along with two other prominent releases namely Mili and Double XL, both of which have failed to put on a show, with cummulative collections sub-Rs. 1 cr nett. 

It is that kind of week where a dubbed Kannada film Kantara is recording higher numbers than both dubbed releases and existing releases, Ram Setu and Thank God. Next week will again see a Hollywood film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, dominating over dominating over Indian films and it won't be until Drishyam 2 and Bhediya that we see some good collections from Hindi films.

The horror comedy genre of Phone Bhoot is a good one in terms of collections but this film lacks face value and it is showing in the numbers. Also, the film looks more of the spoofy kind and spoof films don't find many takers. Since the film is not a content film, it may find it hard to sustain. The film needs miraculous growth over the weekend but that too needs a good sample size and the first day crowd is clearly missing.

You can watch Phone Bhoot at a theatre near you.

Also read: Phone Bhoot Box Office Preview: Katrina Kaif starrer runtime, screen count & opening day expectation

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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Katrina is trying to stay relevant, so she\'s acting with younger up coming actors.
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Blockbuster hogi fhone bhoot
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Bollywood is gone .. messing with audience has brought you to shame and shambles..nudity, vulgarity,old people trapping young and behaving like youngsters despite been in fifteen, extra martial affairs,live ins,, multiple relationships,gay and lesbia kind of crap ekh thu
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Going to watch today
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
No wonder you are loosing it big time because you can’t even hire people with good English knowledge. Boxing Day? Seriously? Phone bigot has amazing word of mouth
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Kantara all the way..beautifully made movie
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
She is panauti who ate Vicky\'s career.
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
Come on! She is worthless now. She was all because of khans,kumar and Roshan.
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
This is your botoxed so called lady superstar.
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Anonymous
Nov 05, 2022
well said .. dubbed kantara a 4 week old film is doing better business than these new released lack of good content movies.. Bollywood should reall soul search and come up with better stuff .. else the industry will take a nose dive .. already on its way downhill
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