Katrina Kaif’s The horror comedy Phone Bhoot saw a decent growth of around 34 percent on its second day of release. The film collected ₹2.75 crore on Saturday. Also starring Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi, Phone Bhoot opened in theaters on Friday to positive to mixed reviews. Read also: Phone Bhoot Movie Review
Sharing the box office collection of the film, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Sunday, “#PhoneBhoot sees growth on day 2 [+34.15%]… Needs that extra push on Day 3 for a decent weekend total… However #INDvZIM cricket match could affect its business… Fri 2.05cr, Sat 2.75cr. Total: ₹ 4.80 cr. #Indiabiz.”
The launch of Phone Bhoot clashed with Janhvi Kapoor’s Mili and Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi’s Double XL, both underperformed Katrina’s film. In Phone Bhoot, Katrina plays a ghost and approaches two clueless ghostbusters (Siddhant and Ishaan Khatter) with a business idea. They go on to take down an equally hilarious antagonist, played by Jackie Shroff.
The Hindustan Times review of Phone Bhoot called it “occasionally enjoyable”. It read, “Phone Bhoot is a promising film. It is a cleverly written but not so well executed effort that has both its positives and several negatives. It is a decent addition to the growing horror comedy genre in Bollywood. It’s not quite Stree in terms of hilarity and innovation, but it’s not as bad as Roohi.”
The film is produced under Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s banner Excel Entertainment and directed by Gurmmeet Singh of Mirzapur fame. The production house has also partnered with Diamond Toons for a special comic series on Phone Bhoot. As part of the association, Diamond Toons will launch a comic where the three main characters from Phone Bhoot will be part of Chacha Chaudhary’s plot as he embarks on a new adventure with his sidekick Sabu.
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