Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan may want to emulate his character J‘s action of jumping off the cliff at the end of Kites given the lackluster performance of his new movie at the box office.
Folks, the Friday box office numbers (estimates) in the U.S. for Kites are out and they are bad.
Although Kites released on Thursday in a handful of Big Cinema theaters (owned by Anil Ambani), Friday was the widespread release date in the U.S.
The heavily publicized Kites opened Friday in 208 theaters across the U.S. with a total gross of $340,000.
Average gross per theater for this pathetic piece of shit worked out to $1,635.
Remember, the trashy movie had an extremely wide release making it easily accessible to more desis.
No other Bollywood film has had such a wide release in the U.S.
Yet, Kites had a smaller opening Friday gross and a pitiful average gross.
Kites had less than one-third the average gross of 3 Idiots on the opening Friday. Ugh!
Here’s how Kites fared on the opening Friday compared to a few prominent Bollywood films in the U.S:
Guys, if you haven’t seen Kites yet, we strongly recommend you stay away.
The movie is total garbage, unworthy of your time and money.
Here’s an excerpt from SearchIndia.com’s review of Kites:
For the first time ever in the U.S., we witnessed and heard the audience loudly jeering a Bollywood film.
This unprecedented incident happened on Thursday evening at the end of the 8PM show of Kites at Anil Ambani’s Big Cinemas theater in North Bergen, New Jersey (just outside Lincoln Tunnel) in Screen 2.
….To those who believe the villain of the film is Tony (Nick Brown), hell no.
The main villain and primary architect of this garbage is Hrithik Roshan’s father Rakesh Roshan, who is responsible for the story and production.
If Kites proves anything at all, it’s that Rakesh Roshan is completely inept in the story business.
Hey Hrithik, if we were you we wouldn’t have jumped off the cliff but we’d have gleefully pushed the bald bozo Rakesh Roshan off the high peak into the sea.
As we had suspected, Rakesh Roshan steals the basic plot of a young man falling for his would-be brother-in-law’s girl from Woody Allen’s brilliant Match Point.
But that’s where the similarities end.
Where Woody Allen skilfully develops the plot through the marriage and the murder and ultimately the hero getting away with murder, the Kites story is a complete mess as it weaves back and forth into the past and present.
….Never have we seen a love angle so clumsily executed and totally lacking depth.
Will somebody please tell Barbara that flashing your teeth every few seconds and speaking in Spanish is not acting.
Hrithik too was disappointing in some key moments….
Bottom line, Kites came across as no more than a breath of stale air.
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