A crop of releases from Eros started to lose momentum in North America during the November 2-4 frame.
Chakravyuh added another $14,783 from 79 locations for a North American cume of $145,499 after four weeks in theaters. That represents an 85% decline from Oct. 26-28.
Student of the Year grabbed $49,885 from 106 locations--a 62% decline from last weekend. The North American cume is a healthy $634,478 after five weeks.
English Vinglish took in $34,575 from 88 locations for a very impressive total of $1,829,442 in North America after nine weeks of release. English Vinglish suffered a 51% drop from last weekend.
The biggest North American hit for Eros in 2012 is still January's Agneepath with $1,986,748.
Sony reports that Skyfall opened to $5.1 million in India. That's 20% higher than The Avengers and 41% higher than The Dark Knight Rises. Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man still holds the record for the biggest North American opening in India with $6 million.
Note: These grosses come from areas with reliable reporting. They do not represent the entire country.
Source: Box Office India
Banner: BVG Films, ASA Production and Enterprises
Producers: Vikram Bhatt
Director: Bhushan Patel
Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Tia Bajpai, Vidya Malvade, Sharad Kelkar
Music: Chirantan Bhatt
Plot: Set in 1920, the film is about two lovers. They have been writing to each other and have fallen in love but have never met. Jaidev is a noted poet who lives in a mansion with his sister and housekeeping staff. He meets a girl who is unconscious near a lake and takes her home. Soon, bizarre things start to happen and someone who lives in a cemetery tells Jaidev it's the handiwork of an evil spirit who inhabited the girl's body. The girl has lost her memory and she doesn't know who she is. This is followed by a journey to discover her identity and which evil soul she has brought to the house.
+ Not your typical horror film. It has a good storyline that keeps the audience hooked from start to finish.
+ The film's big secret keeps you glued to your seat.
+ Scares have been injected at regular intervals
+ Good dialogue by Sanjay Masoom
+ Background score and cinematography are apt
+ When it comes to performances, the film belongs to Tia Bajpai
+ Watching an evil spirit sing Hindi songs is a treat
+ Strong climax makes up for second half in which the momentum dips
- Sometimes falls into unavoidable horror clichés
- Often takes cinematic liberties, but that can't be avoided in horror films
Verdict: The film has everything needed to attract an audience. 1920: Evil Returns will prove to be a success story for all those involved.
No North American release date is planned at this time.
Trailer (No English subtitles. Please note that we will post trailers with English subtitles when available.)
Source: Box Office India