Ranbir-Neetu (photo: Varinder Chawla)
Ranbir-Neetu (photo: Varinder Chawla)Varinder Chawla

Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam" has earned only ₹52 crore in seven days at the Indian box office.

With the film releasing in about 3,600 screens, the collections were expected to be much higher. The film's opening day business was reportedly good but the numbers witnessed a downward spiral from the second day.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Besharam Wed ₹21.56 cr, Thu ₹7.13 cr, Fri ₹ 5.68 cr, Sat ₹ 5.94 cr, Sun ₹ 7.38 cr, Mon ₹2.43 cr, Tue ₹1.98 cr. Total: ₹52.10 cr nett."

"Besharam" also failed to have a successful run at the overseas box office. The film raked in $1,700,000, but still managed to take the fourth spot in this year's top 10 opening weekend grossers at the overseas box office.

Only a handful of Indian films have performed well in the overseas markets, so far this year. According to Boxofficeindia, Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" ($7,100,000), Ranbir's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" ($,4,000,000) and Saif Ali Khan's "Race 2" ($3,100,000) were the only films which had a good opening weekend.

Here is the list of other films in the top 10: 



Bhaag Milkha Bhaag




Special 26


Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!


Phata Poster Nikhla Hero


Shuddh Desi Romance


Note: All figures are estimated for the first three days of the film's release. 

"Besharam" was one of the most-anticipated films of 2013, thanks to Ranbir's rising star power, following the success of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Barfi." But the new film failed to impress the critics, as well as the audience.

In a major blow to "Besharam", several multiplexes and single screens are removing the film from their shows list, owing to poor response. The failure of "Besharam" is likely to help new releases including "War Chhod Na Yaar" and "Baat Bann Gayi", which are all set to hit the screens on 11 October.

As the Ranbir-starrer is getting pulled out of theatres, the new releases are expected to get more screens.