Bollywood's latest release "Fukrey" starring Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh and Ali Fazal has opened to a dull response at the overseas box office.
The comedy film which received rave reviews from critics failed to impress audiences at the domestic as well as overseas box offices. "Fukrey" directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba has raked in ₹11.97 crore in four days of its release.
"#Fukrey holds well on Monday. Fri ₹2.62 cr, Sat ₹3.10 cr, Sun ₹4.10 cr, Mon *early estimates* ₹2.15 cr. Total: ₹11.97 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted. It had opened to slow start on the first day, but on Saturday and Sunday the film picked up.
Due to its Punjabi flavour, the film performed best in North India, especially Punjab. It's facing tough competition from Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" in India as well as overseas.
In international market, the film in its opening weekend raked in ₹1.16 crore.
"#Fukrey *opng wknd* UK £ 18,625 [₹16.82 lacs], USA $ 74,110 [₹42.99 lacs], UAE AED 350,000 [₹55.03 lacs], Aus A$ 7,831 [₹4.33 lacs]," Adarsh tweeted.
In India, the film also faced stiff competition from Hollywood release "Man Of Steel".
"The expectations from 'Man Of Steel' was great when the first promo had released. If you follow the trend, Superman has never been a great franchise in India. Fukrey is a decent film, which has grown with word of mouth, which is proved by its collections over the past few days, In fact 'Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani' is still standing tall and pulling in good numbers with its 940 screens," distributor Sunny Khanna told Mid-Day.