Following the dull performance of both the biggies Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office, the audiences have given their message loud and clear, that if the movie isn’t good and interesting they will skip the theatres.
Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan is the worst performer among the two releases of Aug 11th, firstly the film had lackluster advance bookings, and then saw a below-par opening at the BO.
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Box Office Collection Day 2
As per the trade reports, the film showed a 25-30% drop in collections on Friday, it garners Rs 6-6.2 Cr on Day 2, taking the total 2 days collections over Rs 14 Cr, domestically.
Most of the collections came in from the tier-2 and tier-3 cities for Akshay starrer, the film managed to perform decently in Gujarat and NCR Delhi belt while seeing negligible collections from big cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Kolkata.
An Akshay Kumar film should take at least the double-digit opening but below the mark start of the film put an end to all its expectation of raking in big numbers. Now, the drop of Day 2 ensures that the final figures of the film would be below Rs 50 Cr.
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Raksha Bandhan Vs Laal Singh Chaddha
Raksha Bandhan faces a clash with Laal Singh Chaddha, both the films feature superstars of Bollywood and were expected to end the dry spell of the Hindi cinema at the box office. But the off-the-mark performance of both the biggies tells that, audiences need a content-driven worthy cinema else they will skip the theatres.
RB and LSC performed decently in the NCR Delhi belt, LSC made most biz from the metros and south and Akshay’s film depended on the mass belts. However, the collections are not on par with the expectations, as far as the business of the films is concerned. Akshays’ last two films were double-digit openers while Aamir is making a comeback after 4 yrs, the expectations were huge from both the flicks.