Abhishek Kapoor's directorial movie "Kai Po Che!" is rock-steady at the box office in the second weekend, while new releases like "I, Me Aur Main" and "The Attacks Of 26/11" struggle in the first weekend.
"Kai Po Che!" which is based on Chetan Bhagat's novel "Three Mistakes of My Life" collected approximately ₹11.10 crore in the second weekend, giving tough competition to John Abraham starrer "I, Me Aur Main'" and director Ram Gopal Varma's "The Attacks Of 26/11".
According to reports, "Kai Po Che!" has collected a grand total of ₹40.60 crore following its release on 22 February and continues to do terrific business especially in urban centres.
Stating that "Kai Po Che!" did excellent business in the second weekend, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#KaiPoChe collected approx ₹11.10 cr nett in Weekend 2, which is 65% of first weekend. Grand total: approx ₹40.60 cr nett. Excellent!"
Meanwhile, "I, Me Aur Main'" failed to impress the audience and struggled to rake in collections in its first weekend. "#IMeAurMain is a non-starter. Maintained lackluster biz all through the weekend. Collected approx ₹5.40 cr nett in its opening weekend," tweeted Taran Adarsh.
The occupancy of "I, Me Aur Main" was between 20-25 percent.
Despite fetching good reviews, "The Attacks Of 26/11", which is based on 2008 Mumbai terror attack, did only average business at the box office. The movie fared relatively well in Maharashtra and South Indian states.
"'The Attacks Of 26/11' won praise, but it did not translate into BO figures. Performed slightly better in Maharashtra and South India," Taran tweeted.
The movie raked around ₹3 crore on Friday and Saturday, collectively. The overall collection of the first weekend is reported to be around ₹5 crore.