A lot was riding on "Baar Baar Dekho" and "Freaky Ali." The films were expected to post decent numbers at the Indian box office, but unfortunately they have been struggling to make money.
The Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif-starrer collected Rs. 2.75 crore at the domestic box office on first Tuesday, which is a slight jump from day 4 — Rs. 2.37 crore. The 5-day domestic collection of "Baar Baar Dekho" now stands at Rs. 26.28 crore.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: #BaarBaarDekho Fri 6.81 cr, Sat 7.65 cr, Sun 6.70 cr, Mon 2.37 cr, Tue 2.75 cr. Total: ₹ 26.28 cr. India biz.
The Nitya Mehra-directed film opened decently at the domestic circuits (Rs. 6.81 crore), witnessed impressive growth on Saturday (Rs. 7.65 crore), but the figures lowered on Sunday (Rs. 6.70 crore).
Meanwhile, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's sports-drama raked in Rs. 1.75 crore on day 5, taking its domestic box office total to Rs. 11.75 crore. Despite, releasing in limited number of screens and facing stiff competition from "Baar Baar Dekho," "Freaky Ali" enjoyed positive word-of-mouth, which should have ideally given the numbers an upward push, but that didn't happen.
"Freaky Ali" banked Rs. 2.55 crore on its first day at the Indian box office. It maintained a steady pace as it minted Rs. 2.85 crore, Rs. 3.10 crore and Rs. 1.5 crore on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, respectively.
Given that it was a partial holiday (Eid-Al-Adha) on Tuesday, the films were supposed to do slightly better than the day before. The box office figures of both "Baar Baar Dekho" and "Freaky Ali" have witnessed a spike, but it's not up to the mark.
In other news, a few of Katrina's previous films — "Fitoor" and "Phantom"— didn't work at the box office, which was why "Baar Baar Dekho" was extremely crucial for her career. With "Jagga Jasoos" being perennially delayed, her only chance to get back in the game is Salman Khan's "Tiger Zinda Hai," which is out on Dec. 22, 2017.