Varun Dhawan's "Dishoom" has made a decent collection at the Indian box office in its second week and its 14-day domestic total is inching closer to the Rs. 70 crore mark.
The John Abraham and Varun Dhawan starrer did not have any big competitor in its second week. The movie was withdrawn from some screens due the release of small budget movies like "Fever," "Budhia Singh Born To Run" and "The Legend of Michael Mishra."
The Rohit Dhawan-directed action film collected Rs. 53.34 crore at the Indian box office in its opening week. The movie witnessed a steep decline of over 70 percent in its second week and the reduced screen count was one of the main reasons for the drop in its collection in the domestic market.
"Dishoom" has collected Rs. 14.63 crore nett at the Indian box office in its second week, taking its 14 day domestic total to Rs. 67.97 crore nett. Bollywood trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Dishoom [Week 2] Fri 2.30 cr, Sat 3.40 cr, Sun 4.35 cr, Mon 1.30 cr, Tue 1.21 cr, Wed 1.08 cr, Thu 99 lacs. Total: ₹ 67.97 cr. India biz."
"Dishoom" has earned Rs 67.97 crore by the end of its second week at the box office. This is not great, but definitely a decent given the fact that it is being/will be sandwiched between two big ticket films – "Mohenjo Daro" and "Rustom" -- both of which released on Aug. 12.
Trade experts say the film could have made Rs 80 crore by now, but lost out on roughly Rs 5 crore in its opening weekend due to incessant rains in some parts of the country. Even though the film has not earned up to its full potential, it has made its way into a respectable box office list. In its first week, "Dishoom" was no. 9 on the Top 10 highest grossing movies of 2016 table. This week, it has overtaken "Udta Punjab" and is now on the 8th slot.
Actor Varun Dhawan was thrilled that his 7th film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the worldwide box office. He posted on Twitter: "#dishoom goes past the century mark worldwide. Thank you for making my 7th film so special."
However, "Dishoom" is facing big threats in its third week. Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" and Akshay Kumar's "Rustom" have hit the screens on Aug 12. and have pushed out the film from a large number of screens. The big-ticket films are all set to take a toll on its collection by becoming the first choice for many audiences.
Here is the day-wise breakup of "Dishoom" collection in the domestic market:
|Day||Collections (INR Cr.)|
|Day 1 (Fri)||11.05|
|Day 2 (Sat)||12.02|
|Day 3 (Sun)||14.25|
|Day 4 (Mon)||4.85|
|Day 5 (Tue)||4.30|
|Day 6 (Wed)||3.67|
|Day 7 (Thu)||3.20|
|Day 8 (Fri)||2.30|
|Day 9 (Sat)||3.40|
|Day 10 (Sun)||4.35|
|Day 11 (Mon)||1.30|
|Day 12 (Tue)||1.21|
|Day 13 (Wed)||1.08|
|Day 14 (Thu)||0.99|
|TOTAL (GROSS approx.)||94.40|