Reasonable box office pickings for Raaz Reboot on Day One

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Emraan Hashimi…Romancing pretty girls in Dracula Country.

Vikram Bhatt’r horror film Raaz Reboot opened to a decent total at the box office on Day One.

Despite mixed reviews, the horror flick starring Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda and Gaurav Arora did good business in single screens and mass circuits.

However, multiplexes in urban areas were left empty owing to negative reviews and weak promotions.

The movie, which released on Friday (September 16), collected Rs 6.30 crore on Friday, which was higher as compared to Shoojit Sircar’s Pink released on the same day.

Raaz Reboot is the fourth installment of the popular Raaz franchise.

A trade analyst  shared the movie’s box office numbers on Twitter and wrote, “#RaazReboot Fri ₹ 6.30 cr. India biz… Best in single screens/mass circuits [North especially].”’

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According to audiences the horror element in the film was average. However, they liked  Emraan Hashmi’s negative character which seems to hold the film together.

The movie was expected to make around Rs. 5-6 crores on the second day.

This is what a reviewer said: There are some moments which are meant to be scary—whispers from a drain, blood flowing from objects, painted faces with empty eyeballs. And we are treated to scenes which look as if they have been ‘inspired’ from The Exorcist, Paranormal Activity, and many of Bhatts’ own previous outings with creatures who scale walls and make animal noises.

There’s an evil spirit around, declares a ‘psychometrist’. A soothsayer goes into hysterics. A priest invokes the name of the lord. But, the one thing that saves the good guys and vanquishes the bad ‘un is, drumroll, an ancient ‘mantra’, and the power of a good wife.

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While Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Pink is receiving rave reviews from the audiences, its strong word of mouth might affect Raaz Reboot’s  collections. – CINEWS

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