The Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhanth Chaturvedi starrer Phone Bhoot hit screens earlier this month on November 4. After taking a good start at the box office with Rs. 2.05 cr. coming in on Day 1, the business of the film saw good growth over its opening weekend raking in Rs. 7.70 cr. Following this, at the close of its first week, Phone Bhoot saw its collections stand at Rs. 12.76 cr. However, in its second week of running the business of the film has seen a drastic crash.
Managing to collect just Rs. 1.15 cr. more over its second week running, the overall business of Phone Bhoot saw a drastic crash with its total collections being pegged at Rs. 13.91 cr. at the end of its second week. This sudden and massive crash is being attributed to the fact that the new release Uunchai which hit screens a week ago has been seeing an upward trend in its business. In fact, with positive reviews and strong audience word of mouth Uunchai has seen its business grow by leaps and bounds. While on the other hand, the collections of Phone Bhoot have consistently declined.
Going further, with the new release in the form of the Ajay Devgn starrer Drsihyam 2 now hitting screens, trade predictions paint a very bleak picture for the future collections of Phone Bhoot. In fact, with Uunchai and now Drishyam 2 emerging as the first two choices for audience in theatres, expectations are that the business of Phone Bhoot has all but dried up.