Despite receiving flak from audiences and critics, Sajid Khan's directorial film "Humshakals" managed to generate decent amount at the domestic box office on its fourth day.
The fourth day collection dropped by around 60 percent compared to the foremost day, but still, the business is decent considering the negative remarks it received.
The film which stars Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ram Kapoor in lead roles raked in ₹5.10 crore on first Monday. The four days combined total of the film now stands at ₹45.23 crore.
"#Humshakals Fri ₹12.50 cr, Sat ₹12.59 cr, Sun ₹15.04 cr, Mon ₹5.10 cr. Total: ₹45.23 cr nett. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adrash tweeted.
If the comedy film continues its steady pace at the collection centers, then it will recover its production cost of approximately ₹50 crore within first week run.
The film is not only doing good business in Indian markets, but has opened well in overseas markets too.
In its opening weekend, it raked in around ₹12.16 crore from international market. It fared well from UAE-GCC, Pakistan and New Zealand box offices, but the collections were low from key markets including US-Canada, UK and Australia.
Here is the country-wise opening weekend breakup of the film as provided by Bollywood Hungama:
US-Canada: It raked in ₹1.24 crore ($206,399) from 148 screens from the US box offices, while from Canada it minted ₹33.78 lakh (US$ 56,103) from 17 screens.
UK: In its opening weekend, the film raked in ₹1.32 crore (£ 129,181) from 71 screens.
UAE-GCC: It minted ₹4.33 crore from the Gulf region in its opening weekend.
Australia and New Zealand: From Australian box office, it minted ₹28.91 lakh (A$ 50,908) and from New Zealand it accumulated ₹21.39 lakh (NZ$ 40,682).
Malaysia: The screen count and opening weekend collection of "Humshakals" was low at the Malaysian box office. It raked in ₹2.49 lakh (MYR 13,332) from 3 screens.
Pakistan: The film fared well in the neighbouring country by earning ₹1.53 crore (PKR 25,038,000) in opening weekend.
Meanwhile, the box office success of the film has come as shock to several Twitterati. Like Khan's last film "Himmatwala" starring Ajay Devgn, "Hamshakals" too became butt of jokes on Twitter. Twitterati posted sarcastic tweets about the film and its box office collection.
Here are some of the funny tweets about "Hamshakals":
#Humshakals earns 40 cr in 3 days; If Indians can pay fr this crap, surely no need for the hue and cry over 14% train fare hike.
— Sanket Vagal (@SM_VAGAL) June 24, 2014
— Beer wala (@Langada_Tyagi) June 24, 2014
"Sajid Khan again wasted a lot of money in making #Humshakals. We see everyone in triples after few pegs."
— verified account (@shahana_mulga) June 24, 2014
— Milan Patel (@LifeAsPatel) June 24, 2014