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Phone Bhoot Box Office Collections Day 1: Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, Siddhant Chaturvedi's horror comedy starts on a dull note

The film clashed with Mili and Double XL at the box office.

Phone Bhoot Box Office Collections Day 1: Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, Siddhant Chaturvedi's horror comedy starts on a dull note
Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khatter in a still from Phone Bhoot
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Last Updated: 07.15 AM, Nov 05, 2022

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The first day's collections for Phone Bhoot were weak, but they soon increased to between Rs. 1.75 and Rs. 2 crore nett. Even if the best-case scenario for the afternoon revenues was about Rs. 1.50 crore nett, the first day's total is still low.

As per Box Office India, the audience-friendly genre hasn't done much to aid the movie because it lacks universal appeal and looks like a parody. The NCR region has performed marginally better than the others. An increase should occur on Saturday due to the low first-day figure and the fact that the majority of business is coming from larger cities.

The issue is that the growth needs to be enormous, and not many films have accomplished that since the pandemic.

According to production statistics, Phone Bhoot has made Rs. 2.05 crore since its release, which is an excellent reaction for a movie in a novel genre. The evening and night shows have increased since its release.

Earlier, when predicting how well Phone Bhoot would do at the box office, trade analyst Girish Johar told Zoom that this time, three different movies—Phone Bhoot, Mili, and Double XL—will be going up against each other. Phone Bhoot, starring Katrina Kaif and produced by Excel Productions, will, in his opinion, get off to a stronger start than the rest of them. However, Johar feels that the other movies have not had as much forceful promotion.

He added that he feels that viewers do want something different, and they do have a lot of traction at the box office, despite the fact that certain producers and makers, particularly those of larger films, are not very sure what is working at the box office. At a macro level, even if they have some occupancy for movies in these genres, at a broader level, the audiences are returning to the theatres, which should be a good indicator for these movies.

Gurmmeet Singh has made his directorial debut with Phone Bhoot. Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi play the main roles. The film also features Jackie Shroff and Sheeba Chaddha in supporting roles.

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