Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" has made an average collection at the worldwide box office in the first week. The Ashutosh Gowariker directorial has struggled to surpass the Rs.100 crore gross mark in the global market in seven days.
"Mohenjo Daro" opened to a lukewarm response at the Indian box office despite the star cast, huge promotions and hype. Looking at early trends, trade analysts had predicted that the film would collect over Rs. 12 crore net on the first day, but it ended up collecting just Rs. 8.87 crore net. However, it witnessed a marginal increase in its collection on the weekend, but dropped considerably in the following days. The day-wise breakup from the Indian box office collection is: Rs. 8.87 crore (Friday), Rs. 9.60 crore (Saturday) and Rs.12.08 crore (Sunday), Rs.10.27 (Monday), Rs. 3.16 crore (Tuesday), Rs. 2.96 crore (Wednesday), Rs. 4.24 crore (Thursday).
The first week domestic box office collection of Ashutosh Gowariker's film now stands at Rs.51.18 crore net and approximately Rs.71.08 crore gross. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#MohenjoDaro Fri 8.87 cr, Sat 9.60 cr, Sun 12.08 cr, Mon 10.27 cr, Tue 3.16 cr, Wed 2.96 cr, Thu 4.24 cr. Total: â‚¹ 51.18 cr. India biz."
On the other hand, at the overseas box office, "Mohenjo Daro" did a better business and collected Rs. 19 crore gross in the first four days. Its first week's collection now stands at approximately Rs.24.13 crore gross. "#MohenjoDaro has fared better internationally... Week 1 expected to close at $ 3.6 million [â‚¹ 24.13 cr]... Best in UAE-GCC and Pakistan," the trade analyst tweeted.
With this, the first week worldwide box office collection of Hrithik and Pooja Hedge starrer now stands at about Rs.95.21 crore gross. The film is expected to cross the Rs.100 crore mark at the global market in the next couple of days.
The period drama's clash with Akshay Kumar's "Rustom" at the box office last week, had a negative impact on its collection. While "Rustom" witnessed a superb business on its opening day and is still enjoying a good run, "Mohenjo Daro" is struggling to draw the audience to the theatres.
If that was not enough, "Mohenjo Daro" now has to compete with Abhay Deol and Diana Penty starrer "Happy Bhag Jayegi," which hit screens on Friday, Aug.19 and is garnering good response from the audience, who have watched the first day first show.