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Box office: Sonakshi Sinha's Noor makes poor opening with Rs1.25 crore


Directed by Sunhil Sippy, Noor is made at an approximate budget of Rs22 crore. The film has been released in 1,400 screens in India.

Mayur Lookhar

Sonakshi Sinha’s endeavour to shine as a solo star has taken another hit after her latest film, Noor, had a meagre opening at the box office. Sinha plays a journalist in Noor, which bagged Rs1.25 crore on its opening day, as reported by BoxOfficeIndia.com.

Directed by Sunhil Sippy, Noor is made at an approximate budget of Rs22 crore. The film has been released in 1,400 screens in India. The collection of Noor is poorer than Sinha's Akira (2016) which bagged Rs4.25 crore on its opening day.

Sinha has not delivered a hit since the Akshay Kumar-starrer Holiday (2014). Sinha’s last film Force 2 (2016), too, tanked at the box office, bagging barely Rs31.5 crore in its total domestic business.

Starting mid-march, a host of films, which have female protagonists have failed to set the box office on fire. Anushka Sharma’s Phillauri, Swara Bhaskar’s Anaarkali of Aarah and last week’s (14 April) release Begum Jaan have all disappointed. Taapsee Pannu-starrer Naam Shabana fared better than the others, but it too could only make Rs36 crore in domestic collections.

The dismal opening of Noor has cut the task out for Sinha. The film will need to improve drastically over the weekend.

Come next Friday, SS Rajamouli’s epic Baahubali: The Conclusion will hit the screens. So, Noor has the daunting task to even recover its basic cost.