Bollywood films "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Yaariyan", which released on 10 January, have performed better than new releases "Karle Pyaar Karle" and "Miss Lovely" that hit the screens on Friday (17 January).
"Dedh Ishqiya" minted ₹19.64 crore in its first week and has reportedly earned around ₹23 crore at end of its second weekend. "Yaariyan" fetched ₹31.50 crore in its opening week, while the film has approximately minted ₹34 crore in 10 days. Both films have dominated over new releases, though their second weekend collections have been on the lower side.
According to Bollywood Hungama, "Yaariyan" has turned out to be a successful film, while "Dedh Ishqiya" is getting some revenue from select multiplexes.
On the other hand, Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3" is still doing some decent business despite facing strong competition from new releases almost every week. "Dhoom 3", which released on 20 December, has already been declared a blockbuster. The film has taken the top spot in the list of highest grossing Bollywood films, after raking in over ₹530 crore at the worldwide box office.
The Aamir starrer has successfully entered its fifth week and completed a 31-day theatrical run at the box office. The film is expected to be screened in select theatres in the coming days but its collections are likely to drop further. The action thriller, which recently surpassed "3 Idiots" collections in overseas markets, was affected by the release of south Indian films, thus ending its dominance at the top slot.
Bollywood Hungama reports the Hindi film business has hit a new low with latest releases failing to set the cash registers ringing. Now, all eyes are on Salman Khan's "Jai Ho" which is set to hit the screens on 24 January. The film is expected to take a fantastic opening on the first day of its release but its content will play a vital role in the film's performance at the box office.