After a dull opening day, "Dedh Ishqiya" soared somewhat on its second day at the box office. The comedy thriller, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, has raked in approximately ₹4 crore on Saturday.
The two-day income of the film now remains at ₹7 crore.
The film, starring Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Huma Qureshi and Vijay Raaz in important roles, was released in limited number of screens across the country.
The film had opened to a dull reaction on its first day, yet positive reviews and word of mouth helped it find profit on the second day.
The business of the film is expected to develop on Sunday as well and the opening weekend aggregate might cross ₹10 crore.
In the meantime, "Yaariyan", which was also released on 10 January, has seen a drop on its second day. The film, despite the negative reviews, had a bumper opening.
After earning ₹5.75 crore on Friday, the film's accumulation dropped to ₹5 crore, to take its two-day sum to ₹10.75 crore.
The handling expense of the film is ₹19 crore, and more than 50% of the budget was earned from its two-day run at the domestic box office.
"#Yaariyan fetches flying start. Friday: ₹ 6.30 cr nett. Excellent!#Yaariyan Cost of Prod: ₹ 9 cr. P&A: ₹ 10 cr. Total cost: ₹ 19 cr. Substantial chunk of investment already recovered from Satellite rights," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Yaariyan" features Himanshu Kohli, Dev Sharma, Serah Singh, Rakul Preet Singh, Nicole Faria, Deepti Naval and Gulshan Grover in main roles.