Akshay Kumars Raksha Bandhan has collected in the area of Rs. 6 to 6.40 crores on Friday Day 2, which is well below even the conservative expectations of the Hindi film industry. The film recorded a 25% drop since day 1. During the drop for Laal Singh Chaddha was about 33%, Raksha Bandhan managed to halt the decline at 25%, keeping hopes open for day 3 and 4. The film’s family theme could ensure enduring collections on Saturday and Sunday.
Day 2 got off to an average start across the board, including the crowd centres, although utilization peaked after the afternoon shows. It was better than in some of the crowd centers like Gujarat, Saurashtra, CI and Rajasthan Laal Singh Chaddhabut elsewhere in India the film fell short of starring Aamir Khan.
The best hope for the film is to finish the weekend at around Rs. 30 crores and build a steady stream of collections from it. Tuesday would prove to be a pivotal day for the film at the box office.