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Box office: Trapped, Machine, Aa Gaya Hero take disastrous openings


Hollywood movie Beauty And The Beast earned more than the combined totals of the three Hindi films.

Keyur Seta

Yesterday, 17 March, saw the release of three Hindi films – Vikdramaditya Motwane’s Trapped, Abbas-Mustan’s Machine and Deepankar Senapati’s Aa Gaya Hero. The opening day box office collections of all three films is not only disappointing but disastrous. 

Machine is the highest of the three but still minuscule. The film made only Rs55 lakh. Trapped, which stars Rajkummar Rao, has gained a lot of critical acclaim, but the film earned a dismal Rs25 lakh. Aa Gaya Hero, which marks Govinda’s comeback in a solo role, made a forgetful Rs20 lakh, as per figures shared by BoxOfficeIndia.com. 

Needless to say, all three films stand no hope of any sort of recovery in the coming days. Trapped might see some rise due to the positive word-of-mouth. But the jump, if it happens, isn’t expected to be anything significant. 

Trapped is made at a tight budget, which will make sure it won’t suffer humongous loses. The same, however, cannot be said about Machine and Aa Gaya Hero.

Interestingly, the Hollywood film, Beauty And The Beast managed to earn more then the combined total of the three Hindi films. It made Rs1.50 crore on its first day. 

On the other hand, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania earned a good Rs4 crore on its second Friday. Its total now stands at Rs76.25 crore. The Shashank Khaitan directed film is the only silver lining in the long rough patch in Hindi cinema currently.