At the box office, it turns out to be a routine story where movies just don’t work at all. Monday’s declines are no longer surprising as the first weekend itself gives telltale signs of no growth, and worse, declines appear through Sunday. It’s become a trend now, with bigger movies like shamshera, Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan were not spared either, and then it shouldn’t be any different for them either ligers (Hindi).
This happened on Monday when the film came down from Rs. 4.50 crores on Friday at Rs. 1.50 crores*. By the looks of it, Monday’s collections were fine, just from the perspective of most 2023 movies that don’t even make it. From an absolute number perspective, however, it was only a decent sum. From then on, however, the continued fall was always heartbreaking, and that’s exactly what happened for the movie Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey. With collections standing at Rs. 15.25 crores* now, the film will end up being a week-long affair.
In the meantime, Karthikeya 2 (Hindi) will actually be a four week show, although it will be released on the side Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhanit enjoys a good stay in the theaters and will last until the arrival of Brahmastra. It has turned out to be a lottery for those invested in the film as its collections currently sit at Rs. 24.08 crores*. Given the lack of competition, Monday could have done a little better as the collections were fair at Rs. 0.55 crores*, not great. However, the situation that the exhibition and sales circle is in at the moment will take all the best.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources
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