Q. Is Neerja a rare hit in the month of February because as far as i can recall there has hardly ever been a hit released in the month of February?.
Ans. You are right its a very bad month but last year there was a hit in the form of Badlapur which was very similar to Neerja where the low budget took it to success. Before that there was Tanu Weds Manu in 2011 and My Name Is Khan in 2010 (this was helped by a huge number Overseas for that time). Since 2000, the month of February has only ever seen one big hit in the form of Raaz in 2002 and five hits with Badal (2000) My Name Is Khan (2010), Tanu Weds Manu (2011), Badlapur (2015) and Neerja (2016). Thats a low number for 16 years
Q. Jai Ho is regarded a average performer for Salman Khan while Airlift is the second biggest hit in the career of Akshay Kumar but has it beaten the footfalls of Jai Ho?
Ans. The footfalls are a fair distance behind Jai Ho but Airlift is not the second biggest hit of Akshay Kuma's career but the second biggest grosser. In terms of hits its not even in the top five.
Q. Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor were the top heroines a few years back but now the films look bad like Fitoor and Ki and Ka, will this downslide continue like it happened with Rani Mukherjee and Aishwarya Rai?
Ans. Ki and Ka is not released yet. Basically they became very big stars due to blockbuster films which have huge reach and push you higher in the popularity stakes so to maintain at those level those blockbusters are needed. Basically love stories with younger heroes have ended careers of some of the biggest actresses as these films find it hard to put up big numbers. Fitoor will not even do 20 crore but even if the film was good it would harldy do 50 crore nett and these sort of numbers don't really help much in the popularity stakes. What happens down the line depends on grossers, only big grossers can hold up career of big stars.
Q. Can Neerja cross the bsuienss of films like Queen and Kahaani?
Ans. Queen is 61 crore nett and Kahaani is 57 crore nett.It is possible but a lot depends on how the other releases perform over the two weeks. If all fall flat then a 60 crore nett total will be there for the taking.