Sajid Khan's "Himmatwala" has not shown any improvement in its collections at the overseas box office. The action comedy, made with a budget of over ₹70 crore, could not hit big figures despite its wide release.
The Ajay Devgn and Tamannah starrer has raked in approximately ₹4.32 crore in three days overseas.
The three-day breakup of the film is: UK ₹98.51 lakh (£ 1, 19,518) from 82 screens, US ₹1.07 crore ($ 197,770) from 99 screens, UAE ₹1.77 crore ($ 3, 25,509), Australia ₹35.09 lakh (A$ 62,152) from 16 screens and New Zealand ₹16.15 lakh (NZ$ 35,584) from nine screens, according to trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh.
The film fared well in just UAE and US markets where it collected over ₹1 crore. The opening day earnings were low and the earnings on Saturday and Sunday were flat as well.
In India, the film's earnings declined during the weekend. On Monday, it made approximately ₹4.5 crore, taking the overall domestic total to ₹35.6 crore.
The four-day breakup of the film is: Friday ₹12 crore, Saturday ₹8.5 crore, Sunday ₹10.5 crore and Monday ₹4.5 crore.
The four-day total collection of the film (overseas + domestic) stands at ₹39.92 crore.
Negative reviews hit the business of "Himmatwala" drastically.
"Himmatwala is a disaster. The chances of any improvements are very remote and it seems that the film will sink further. It has no entertainment quotient and it proves that you cannot make a film on your whims and fancies. It can be best termed as overconfidence on the part of the director (Sajid) and one cannot take the audience for granted. Overall, a very bad week for the box office, as no other film worked either," trade analyst Amod Mehra said.
"Himmatwala" is a remake of a Jeetendra-Sridevi starrer which was declared a blockbuster in the 80s. But the latest film failed to impress the critics and audiences. Critics and trade experts have slammed it calling it the worst remake of all time.