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"The Shaukeens" and "Rang Rasiya" opening weekend box office collections weren't as good as it was anticipated in India.

 The Shaukeens

Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra starrer "The Shaukeens" minted ₹18.52 crore in its opening weekend.

The film collected ₹5.12 crore on Friday, ₹6.35 crore on Saturday and ₹7.05 crore on Sunday to take its overall domestic total to ₹18.52 crore, according to Bollywood Hungama.

The opening weekend collection is far better than several other releases including "Mardaani", but trade experts anticipated that the film would get a very good start as it features Lisa in the female lead role and Akshay Kumar in guest appearance.

While its figures are not upto the mark, its business is still better than Ketan Mehta's "Rang Rasiya". The film started on an average note on day one, but it picked its pace on Saturday and showed more improvement on Sunday.

However, in international market the film failed to attract moviegoers to the theaters. The film didn't fetch a good start in international market also and in its opening weekend it minted only ₹29.42 lakh from overseas box office.

Rang Rasiya

Although Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen starrer "Rang Rasiya" got rave reviews, the film failed to hold up at the box office.

In its opening weekend, it minted approximately ₹2.43 crore. "Rang Rasiya" started on a very slow note, but because of rave reviews the business improved during the weekend.

However, the overall business was not as good as it was expected. One of the reasons why the film failed to attract moviegoers is promotions. The film was not promoted on a larger level like other movies and also the screen count of the film was comparatively low.

The film has very bleak chances of showing any growth during the weekdays. But "The Shaukeens" may dominate the box office till the release of "Kill Dill" on 14 November.