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Akshay Kumar's latest film "Boss" second day collection was not as disappointing as expected. Being a normal weekday (Thursday) "Boss" collection declined by only 30-35 percent, which is quite decent.

The masala entertainer made a business of ₹8 crore on second day. "Boss" two day collections now stands at ₹22.5 crore.

"Despite a working day after a holiday, #Boss is rock-steady on Day 2. Early trends suggest ₹ 7.50 cr+ on Thu. Biz should accelerate today," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding "#Boss *revised* Thu ₹ 8 cr."

Unlike "Besharam", which raked in ₹21 crore on opening day and then declined by 50 percent on second day, "Boss" maintained a steady position at the collection centers.

Released in around 3,000 screens in India, the film had best performed in north circuits especially UP, Rajasthan and Bihar.

The single screens in some north circuits have hardly registered a drop at collection centers. "Boss" tight grip at collection centers on second shows that the film will have a good opening weekend in India.

The film also performed well in multiplexes where it was dull on opening day. The business of the film should escalate on Friday and also during the coming weekend, as there was no major release this week, except for Hansal Mehta's "Shahid".

"Shahid", released on Friday, has received rave reviews from critics but chances of the film affecting the collections of "Boss" is less, as both flicks belong to different genres. [Read Shahid's critics review here]

Looking at the two days box office trend of "Boss", the film should take its extended-weekend business to more than ₹50 crore.

Meanwhile, the collection in the overseas market is also extraordinary, especially in UAE-GCC market. Despite being a mid-week release, the film minted ₹2.67 crore from UAE and ₹1.09 crore from UK.

"Boss is phenomenal in UAE-GCC. Tue AED 900,000, Wed AED 700,000. Total: AED 1,600,000 [₹ 2.67 cr]. UK: Tue £ 40,000, Wed £ 70,000. Total: £ 110,000 [₹ 1.09 cr]," Adarsh said.

Helmed by Anthony D'Souza, the film also features Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Johnny Lever, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit and Ronit Roy.