Abhinav Kashyap's second directorial film, "Besharam", has failed to pick up on Saturday at the Indian box office. The film, which had a grand opening, could not maintain the same pace over the next three days of its theatrical run.
The Ranbir Kapoor starrer raked in ₹5.94 crore on its first Saturday, which is quite disspoining since the collections generally shoot up over the weekend.
"#Besharam *actuals* Wed ₹ 21.56 cr, Thu ₹ 7.13 cr, Fri ₹ 5.68 cr, Sat ₹ 5.94 cr. Total: ₹ 40.31 cr nett. EPIC DISAPPOINTMENT," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Besharam" collected ₹40.31 crore in four days at the domestic box office. The combined three-day total of the film stands at ₹18.75 crore, which is lower than the opening day total of ₹21.56 crore.
"Besharam Thu + Fri + Sat *combined total* is less than what it collected on Wed [₹ 21.56 cr]. Shocking," Adarsh said.
The film, which was released in 3,600 screens, was made on a budget of ₹60 crore. It is expected to recover its production cost by the end of the first or second week.
"Besharam" is the third much-hyped film of this year after "Himmatwala" and "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara". Both films bombed at the box office.
"Himmatwala", directed by Sajid Khan and featuring Ajay Devgn, was one of the biggest non-holiday grossers, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.
Akshay Kumar's "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" also failed despite registering a fantastic opening day collection. The film's competition with "Chennai Express" created huge hype, but the gagster saga failed to make a mark at collection centres.