The collections of Akshay Kumar's latest film "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" have been affected in the overseas market, courtesy Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express".
"Chennai Express", an action-comedy which was released six days before "OUATIMD", is currently dominating the worldwide box office.
The only circuit where "OUATIMD" performed well is at the UAE-GCC box office. In other regions, the business of the action-crime thriller was below the mark.
The opening weekend country-wise break of the film, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh is: ₹1.04 crore (£ 106,573) from 45 screens in UK-Ireland, ₹1.73 crore ($ 273,033) from 190 screens in US-Canada, ₹3.03 crore (AED 1,760,240) in UAE-GCC, ₹39.39 lakh (A$ 68,304) from 16 screens in Australia and ₹5.19 lakh (FJD 15,528) from nine screens in New Zealand.
The opening weekend overseas figure of the film is ₹6.25 crore. In India, the film completed its first weekend run on a dull note. The film, which also stars Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre in important roles, has raked in ₹40 crore nett in four days.
Adding the domestic and overseas figure, the film's total earnings stand at ₹46.25 crore. If the film continues its dull run, then the makers might not be able to earn the production cost from the box office collections.
According to reports, the production cost of the film is approximately ₹90 crore, of which ₹20 crore comes from print and advertising.