Last week's releases - "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" and "D-Day" - have ended up on a similar note with both the films earning around ₹26 crore each at the box office after one week.
Romantic comedy "Ramaiya Vastavaiya" directed by Prabhu Deva maintained well at single screens and mass centers. It managed to make an average collection in circuits like Bihar, CP Berar and Rajasthan but the collections in the rest of the circuits remained low.
The Girish Kumar-Shruti Haasan starrer raked in ₹26.80 crore in seven days at the domestic box office. It could not make much impact in Indian market after receiving negative reviews from film critics.
"Girish Kumar's debut film was average, but nothing to feel bad about as it fared well despite having a fresh pairing. Also, it was a '70s film, bhai-behen ka pyar, amir hero-garib heroine, yet it attracted the audience," trade analyst Amod Mehra said, according to Indian Express.
The gangster saga, "D-Day" which features Arjun Rampal, Shruti Haasan, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Huma Qureshi in important roles, also raked in ₹26 crore in the first week at the domestic box office.
The crime thriller directed by Nikhil Advani had performed well in multiplexes of major cities especially Mumbai but the overall collection was not upto the expectations after all the praises from film critics.
"Ramaiya Vastavaiya" and "D-Day" were made on a budget of ₹30 crore and the film is expected to earn the production cost in the second week.