John Abraham's film "Rocky Handsome" had a poor opening weekend. On the other hand, Punjabi film "Ambarsariya" had a rock-steady first weekend.
The action thriller "Rocky Handsome" had a low opening and the business was not good over the weekend as well. The box office collection dropped on its second day (Saturday) by 10 percent and on its third day, the business went down by more 14 percent.
"Rocky Handsome" minted Rs 16.12 crore in its opening weekend, which includes paid previews' collection of Rs 1.77 crore. "#RockyHandsome Thu previews 1.77 cr, Fri 5.39 cr, Sat 4.83 cr, Sun 4.13 cr. Total: â‚¹ 16.12 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film had a poor opening at the overseas box office as well. The opening weekend overseas box office collection of "Rocky Handsome" is approximately Rs 1.10 crore from the key international market.
Diljit Dosanjh's latest outing "Ambarsariya" had a good opening weekend run. The rom-com minted Rs 6.2 crore from India while in the international market it shattered the records of Akshay Kumar's "Airlift."
" #BoxOffice #Ambarsariya (Punjabi) starring @diljitdosanjh collects Rs. 2.05 cr on Day 3. Total Rs. 6.2 cr," trade website Bollywood Hungama tweeted.
The Diljit-starrer, which opened to positive response, is the second highest grosser at the Australian box office, beating Akshay's "Airlift" record. The film minted Rs 1.24 crore from the US box office and Rs 1.51 crore from Canada box office. From the UK-Ireland box office, the film minted Rs 93.8 lakh, from Australia it minted Rs 1.26 crore and from New Zealand, it minted Rs 44.15 lakh, according to Bollywood Hungama.
After setting a good opening weekend, "Ambarsariya" is all set to have a good first week in India as well as at the overseas box office.
The rom-com, directed by Mandeep Kumar, features Diljit, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Monica Gill and Lauren Gotliebb in lead roles.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]