Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer "Phantom" had a decent opening weekend, but the film failed to beat the record of Akshay Kumar's "Baby".
Like "Phantom", "Baby" too had similar storyline featuring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. "Phantom" and "Baby" both talk about global terrorism.
While "Baby" opened on a very good note, "Phantom" had a slow start in India. "Baby" minted Rs 9.3 crore on Friday, Rs 11.17 crore on Saturday and Rs 15.60 crore on Sunday at the domestic box office in its opening weekend.
On the other hand, "Phantom" minted Rs 8.46 crore on Friday, Rs 12.78 crore on Saturday and Rs 11.94 crore on Sunday.
"#Phantom maintains STRONG momentum on Sun. Fri 8.46 cr, Sat 12.78 cr, Sun 11.94 cr. Total: ₹ 33.18 cr [2600 screens]. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Phantom" directed by Kabir Khan was released on Friday in just 2600 screens in India. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics, but the collection remained slightly on the lower side since the beginning.
The film showed growth on its second day (Saturday) at the box office, but the business plunged on the third day (Sunday).
Meanwhile, the film is performing well at the overseas box office and has earned $1 million (Rs 6.2 crore) in two days. The business of the film doubled at the UAE-GCC box office in the opening week.
"#Phantom continues to grow at Overseas BO. Collects approx $ 1 mn [₹ 6.62 cr] in 2 days. More than 50% biz from UAE-GCC," Adarsh added.