Hate Story IV has a decent first week at the Box Office as Rs. 20.04 crore came in. Though the weekend was fair at around Rs. 12 crore, what helped the film was sustained response during the weekdays which helped it go past the Rs. 20 crore mark. The film is now a plus affair with decent profits coming its way. It should collect Rs. 7-8 crore more and that would be fine considering the kind of budget at which it was made and the returns that had already come its way.
That said, the film’s numbers are close to what Hate Story 2 had gathered many years back and in that perspective the franchise hasn’t grown. As a matter of fact it will fall well short of Hate Story 3 which had crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark. It would be interesting to see how Hate Story 5 shapes up next.
As for the other two releases of the week, Dil Juunglee and 3 Storeys, there were no real collections whatsoever. Former just couldn’t take any kind of a start despite the presence of Taapsee Pannu. The film is folding up under the Rs. 2 crore mark. 3 Storeys is just a little better but that’s about it. Though Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani were backing the film, collections won’t be able to go past the Rs. 3 crore mark. Both films should soon be available on the online medium and it would be interesting to see how they fare there.