New release "Bangistan" has failed to make a mark at Indian box office, but the Hindi version of "Baahubali - The Beginning" (Bahubali) continues to entertain viewers.
"Bangistan", starring Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat, had a disastrous opening weekend in India. The satire drama, produced by Ritesh Sidwani and Farhan Akhtar, minted approximately Rs 3.77 crore in the first three days.
"Bangistan Fri 1 cr, Sat 1.30 cr, Sun 1.47 cr. Total: ₹ 3.77 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The box-office collection of "Bangistan" is said to be the lowest ever for production house Excel Entertainment. According to Koimoi.com, Excel's disastrous film "Game" minted Rs 7.5 crore in its lifetime in 2011, but "Bangistan" would not even earn Rs 7 crore.
"Bangistan" had a poor opening on 7 August and negative reviews affected the box-office collection further during the weekend.
However, the poor opening of "Bangistan" helped other movies, which were released before the Riteish-Pulkit starrer. "Drishyam" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" were expected to dominate the box office, but what is more surprising is that the Hindi version of "Baahubali" minted in the same range as "Bangistan".
However, "Baahubali" leads at the box office over "Bangistan" as it is running in fifth week with less screen count.
"#Baahubali [dubbed Hindi version; Week 5] Fri 84 lacs, Sat 1.23 cr, Sun 1.63 cr. Total: ₹ 111.56 cr. ATBB," Adarsh tweeted the fifth weekend figure of "Baahubali".
SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali" (Bahubali) released in India on 10 July has completed stupendous five-week run. The film is the third highest grosser with Rs 111.56 crore income and has shattered the records of several Bollywood films, including "ABCD 2".