This week's release "Ghanchakkar" opened to slow start with Punjabi film, "Jatt and Juliet 2" overshadowing it in North India.
"Ghanchakkar" starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan started on a low note and there was no sign of improvement till afternoon. However, it picked up to some extent in the evening and night shows.
Multiplexes in major cities registered good occupancy but it was low at single screens.
On the opening day, the film managed to earn around ₹7.2 crore from Indian markets. Negative word of mouth and critics review have affected the film's domestic collection.
Punjabi film, "Jatt and Juliet 2" is giving hard time to "Ghanchakkar" in North India as well as in international market.
"Looking at the trends, #Ghanchakkar biz will be hit hard in North India and also key Overseas markets by Punjabi film 'Jatt & Juliet 2'," trade analyst Taran Adarsh said.
"UK: Fri £ 25,730 [₹23.29 lacs] from 46 locations, AUSTRALIA: Thu A$ 414, Fri A$ 12,326. Total: A$ 12,740 [₹6.93 lacs] from 14 locations. NEW ZEALAND: Fri NZ$ 3,165 [₹1.46 lacs] from 6 locations," Adarsh said.
The film has to pick its pace during the weekend if it has to survive at the box office.
Meanwhile, romantic comedy film, "Jatt & Juliet 2" has created history in Punjab. The film, which is a sequel to 2012 film with the same title, has earned ₹1.28 crore on the first day.
"Punjabi film #JattandJuliet2 has taken an unprecedented, unimaginable, mind-boggling start in Punjab. Fri [actuals] ₹1,28,53,434. Fantabulous!" Adarsh said.
In international market, the film raked in ₹17.74 lakh from 13 locations from the UK circuit and ₹33 lakh from 20 locations in Australia.
The film is directed by Anurag Singh and features Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Rana Ranbir, Jaswinder Bhalla, BN Sharma, Bharti (Comedy Circus Fame) in important roles.