Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dilwale" was expected to do a business of around Rs 200 crore in India, but the film is struggling to even reach the Rs 150 crore mark. Trade analysts expected "Dilwale" to turn out to be a money-spinner; but it failed to live up to their expectations.
The average box office collection of "Dilwale" has not only disappointed several trade experts, but also the lead actor of the film. Expressing his disappointing, Shah Rukh said that the film has not done well at the domestic box office. The box office income from Indian market is not as expected, but the film has done well overseas, he added.
"I don't think the film has done as well as it should have. I am personally disappointed with that," Shah Rukh told reporters, according to Press Trust of India.
"To be honest, it has perhaps not done as well in India as I would like it to do. But overseas it has done very well in a lot of countries like Germany, Austria. It is quite thrilling that Indian films are reaching far and wide. There is a lot of business opportunities," he added.
"Dilwale" earned Rs 159.42 crore from the overseas box office, while the domestic income is less than Rs 150 crore. Rohit Shetty's directorial film was released in 1,210 screens abroad on 18 December in traditional and non-traditional markets.
"Dilwale" has performed well at the US-Canada box office, UAE-GCC box office, as well as in Australia and UK, which usually fall in the traditional market zone. The non-traditional markets include Jordan, Spain, Finland, Trinidad, Guyana, Iraq, Palestine, Peru, Switzerland, Morocco, Austria and Egypt. However, the box office figures of the non-traditional market are not available yet.