Ajay Devgn's "Action Jackson" surprisingly held well on the first Monday in India. The action romantic film witnessed usual Monday drop, but the fall was not drastic to affect the business.
The Prabhu Deva directorial minted ₹5.25 crore on Monday, taking its four day total to ₹34.7 crore, according to Bollywood Hungama. On Friday the film minted ₹10.25 crore, Satruday ₹8 crore and on Sunday it minted ₹11 crore.
The drop on Monday was only 50% compared to the opening day. But the overall business of the film is low due to the below average opening weekend collection.
The film has done average business from Mumbai, Rajasthan, CP Berar, CI and Bihar circuits, but suffered in North circuits, especially in Lucknow and Kanpur.
If it maintains the same pace at the box office, the first week collection would come to approximately ₹45 crore. And with no major release this week, "Action Jackson" has good chances of faring well at collection centers.
Whether it will earn the production cost from the domestic run or not remains a question. Even trade analysts are worried about the fate of the film at collection centers.
"Considering the budget, the movie should've got a jump of minimum Rs.15 crore or Rs.20 crore, but that didn't happen. It earned only Rs.28 crore in three days. It might not sustain for long," IANS quoted Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines as saying.
Meanwhile, the film opened on a dull note at the overseas box office as well. In its opening weekend, Ajay starrer minted only 7.41 crore (USD 1.2 million) from international markets.
The film fared well only in the UAE-GCC circuit, while the collection from rest of the circuits was below the mark.
Here is the breakup of the film as provided by Bollywood Hungama:
UAE-GCC: ₹3.02 crore (AED 18,00,000)
UK-Ireland: ₹49.95 lakh (£ 51,836)
Australia: ₹22.92 lakh (A$ 44,617)
New Zealand: ₹8.26 lakh (NZ$ 17,461)
Malaysia: ₹3.59 lakh (MYR 20,292)