Sajid Khan's much hyped movie 'Himmatwala", a remake of a 1983 film of the same name, crashed at the Indian box office within one day of its release. The action comedy film, starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannah, has witnessed a continuous fall in its collections.
The film in its fifth day earned approximately ₹4 crore, taking the overall domestic collection to ₹39.6 crore.
The five-day breakup of the film is: Friday ₹12 crore, Saturday ₹8.5 crore, Sunday ₹10.5 crore, Monday ₹4.5 crore and Tuesday ₹4.1 crore.
The film was released across 3200 screens in theatres across India, but as compared to other films "Himmatwala" failed to make a mark.
Before the release of the film, Sajid has said that he doesn't believe in critics reviews. "I will not even read one review. I don't hate critics, but I feel that 90 percent of them don't love cinema," he said.
His ridicule at film critics didn't seem to help the film's collections much. Negative reviews made a big difference in the earnings. "Himmatwala" opened with ₹12 crore earnings on the first day, but on Saturday the collection declined majorly by 40 percent at the box office. On Sunday, the collections went upwards but were not as high expected.
Again on Monday, the earnings went down by 60 percent compared to Friday's collection.
The film till now minted approximately ₹39 crore in India. If its earnings continue at the current pace of ₹4 crore, it would not even cross ₹50 crore in its first week at domestic market.
Apart from the main lead, the film also features Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar and Zarina Wahab in important roles.