The fourth-day box office collection of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda-starrer "Sarbjit" declined by 43 percent compared to its opening day. The film, which opened to mixed reviews, minted Rs. 16.05 crore in its four-day run.
"Sarbjit," based on the life of Indian farmer Sarabjit Singh, who was convicted of terrorism by a court in Pakistan, had a low opening weekend, as the film witnessed minimal growth at the box office. After a low opening weekend, the film witnessed more than 40 percent drop in its Monday income.
"#Sarbjit Fri 3.69 cr, Sat 4.56 cr, Sun 5.71 cr, Mon 2.09 cr. Total: â‚¹ 16.05 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the four-day box office collection of "Sarbjit."
The Omung Kumar directorial will have to maintain a strong hold at the box office during the weekdays to put up a good first-week earnings.
The film has failed to create magic at the overseas box office as well. The opening weekend overseas box office collection of the film stands at just Rs. 3.23 crore, which is lower than Aishwarya's last film "Jazbaa." Aishwarya's last film earned approximately $1.2 million (Rs. 8 crore) in its opening weekend, while "Sarbjit" fared approximately $ 4,78,000 (Rs. 3.22 crore), according to Bollywood Hungama.
"Sarbjit" minted Rs. 87 lakh from the North American box office, Rs. 1.68 crore from the UAE-GCC box office, Rs. 33 lakh from the UK box office, Rs. 18 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh from the Australian and New Zealand box offices, respectively. Fiji and Malaysia circuits contributed between Rs. 1 to 2 lakh.
Meanwhile, Hollywood film "X-Men: Apocalypse," which received dismal reviews, had a better fourth day at the box office compared to Aishwarya's "Sarbjit." The film minted Rs. 19.01 crore from its four-day box office run.
"#XMenApocalypse Fri 4.51 cr, Sat 5.65 cr, Sun 6.05 cr, Mon 2.80 cr. Total: â‚¹ 19.01 cr. India biz," trade analyst Adarsh tweeted.
The collections of both the films have taken a hit due to mixed critic reviews. However, "X-Men: Apocalypse" will continue to dominate over "Sarbjit" at the Indian box office.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]