Bollywood film Highway, director Imtiaz Ali’s lift of the two-decade old Hollywood movie The Chase, has fared poorly at the U.S. box office.
For the opening February 21-23, 2014 weekend, Highway could manage a gross of only $286,495.
Highway’s opening weekend performance is pathetic for a Bollywood director of Imtiaz Ali’s stature.
Highway is Imtiaz Ali’s fifth film as director (his earlier films include Socha Na Tha, 2005; Jab We Met, 2007; Love Aaj Kal, 2009; and Rockstar, 2011).
Ali’s last film Rockstar grossed more than double the Highway numbers (Rockstar opening weekend: $612,235) at the U.S. box office.
To Imtiaz’ mortification, Highway has done worse than even the recent Hindi film Hasee Toh Phasee from debutant director Vinil Mathew.
Here’s how Highway fared at the U.S. box office for the opening weekend compared to a few prominent Bollywood films: