Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in Hero
Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty in HeroFacebook

The box office collection of Salman Khan's production "Hero" witnessed an approximate drop of 19% its fifth day. Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty starrer "Hero" minted Rs 2.45 crore on Tuesday compared to Rs 3.03 crore on Monday.

The romantic film directed by Nikhil Advani has so far minted Rs 26.58 crore from its domestic box office run.

"#Hero registers a sharp decline on Tue. Fri 6.85 cr, Sat 6.62 cr, Sun 7.63 cr, Mon 3.03 cr, Tue 2.45 cr. Total: ₹ 26.58 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

"Hero" opened to negative reviews, but the film managed a decent opening and debut weekend at the box office. However, the film could not maintain the same pace during the weekdays following which the collection went down drastically.

Meanwhile, the film had a below average opening at the overseas box office. In its opening weekend, "Hero" minted 700k USD (Rs 4.6 crore), according to Bollywood Hungama.

The worldwide box office collection of "Hero" now stands at Rs 31.18 crore. According to reports, the budget of the film is approximately Rs 30 crore and if worldwide box office collection is taken into consideration then "Hero" has earned its production cost.

However, Salman had previously said that he does not worry about the budget of the film.

"I am never worried about the budget of the film. Whenever we brothers have made a movie, it has always gone over budget. Dabangg was supposed to be made in Rs 2 crores. Budget given to us for Lucky: No Time For Love was Rs 4 crores, but it stretched to RS 22 crores at that time. Same goes with Hero. It has gone twice but it is fine. For Rs 2-3 crores we will not mess with the future of these kids or anyone else," he said, according to Press Trust of India.

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