Girish Kumar-Shruti Haasan starrer "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" opened to a dull start, but performed well in mass-dominated circuits and single screens.
On the first day of its release, the film collected a meagre ₹4.10 crore, but later witnessed an upward trend during the first weekend. "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" raked in ₹4.70 crore on Saturday (20 July) and Sunday's collections are estimated at ₹6.50 crore. The film's total figures during the first weekend are pegged at ₹15.30 crore.
"#RamaiyaVastavaiya collected approx Rs 15.30 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 4.10 cr, Sat 4.70 cr, Sun *est* 6.50 cr," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Directed by Prabhu Deva, "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" is a remake of his Telugu film "Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana", which is reminiscent of the 1998 film "Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya" and the 80s film "Maine Pyar Kiya," both starring Salman Khan.
The film performed better than Rishi Kapoor-Arjun Rampal starrer "D-Day", which also headed for a dull start but picked up later thanks to positive reviews received from critics and film buffs. On Friday, the Arjun Rampal starrer made just about ₹2.94 crore, but its performance improved on the next two days. The crime-thriller raked in bout ₹13.69 crore nett in its opening weekend, but still it fell short of about ₹2 crore to cross "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" collections.
Interestingly, actor Farhan Akhtar's "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" fared better than the two new releases. The sports biopic was released last week, but is still continuing its success run at the box office. The film made ₹16.55 crore during its second weekend, doing better business than "D-Day" and "Ramaiya Vastavaiya".
At the overseas markets, the two new films were overshadowed by Tamil film "Mariyaan", starring Dhanush. "Mariyaan" opened to a bigger response than the Bollywood releases at the US box office.