Akshay Kumar' action comedy film "Boss" picked up slightly on Sunday, after witnessing a fall in its collection on the previous days.
After a dull period at the box office, "Boss" was expected to fare well in Indian markets. The film received good response on the opening day and even the critics' reviews were quite positive, but the film failed to turn it into good numbers.
Despite being a solo release, the film failed to improve its business after the opening day.
On Sunday the film raked in around ₹8 crore. The fifth day business of "Boss" was slightly better than Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam". Both films were mid-week releases, on holidays. "Besharam" and "Boss" were both expected to take the box office by storm, but they failed to make an impact.
However, except for the opening day, "Boss" has fared better than "Besharam" during the weekend. "Besharam" had the advantage of being released on a national holiday (2 October). "Boss" was released on Eid; a partial holiday.
The five-day extended weekend total of "Boss" stands at ₹40.75 crore, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The five-day breakup of "Boss" is: Wednesday ₹12.75 crore, Thursday ₹8 crore, Friday ₹6 crore, Saturday ₹6 crore and Sunday ₹8 crore.
The five-day breakup of "Besharam" is as follows: Wednesday ₹21.56 crore, Thursday ₹7 crore, Friday ₹5.68 crore, Saturday ₹5.94 crore and Sunday ₹7 crore.
The Akshay Kumar starrer was made on a budget of ₹50 crore and was released on around 3,000 screens in India. The film should earn its production cost within first week, if it maintains a steady pace at the domestic box office.
The film received good response from single screens on the opening day and continues to fare well over the weekend. The response at multiplexes remained poor in the first five days.
Directed by Anthony D'Souza, the action comedy film also stars Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Johnny Lever, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit and Ronit Roy.