Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
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Domestic box office also seems to have witnessed Monday blues. Sushant Singh Rajput starrer "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!" box office collection dropped drastically on Monday.

The film performed well in its opening weekend at the domestic box office, but Monday's earnings went down by almost 40%.

Dibakar Banerjee directorial film earned ₹1.68 crore on Monday, taking its overall income to ₹15.47 crore.

"#DetectiveByomkeshBakshy Fri 4.20 cr, Sat 4.50 cr, Sun 5.36 cr, Mon 1.68 cr. Total: ₹ 15.74 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

But the film, which was released in just 1240 screens in India, has managed to take its four days income to a decent total. And if the overseas opening weekend figure is added, the box office income stands at over ₹20 crore, which is also the production cost of the film.

"#DetectiveByomkeshBakshy Overseas opening weekend total: approx $ 790,000 [₹ 4.91 cr]. Some screens yet to report," Adarsh tweeted the overseas total.

Meanwhile, director Banerjee is thrilled with audience's response to his latest directorial, especially in Kolkata.

"We both (Sushant and I) were very scared about what response the film will get in Kolkata? This is because Byomkesh's character is one of the great detectives of Bengali fiction and (we felt) people won't accept Sushant as Byomkesh," Dibakar said on Sunday during the promotion of the film at a theatre here," he said, according to IANS.

"But what we have gathered from there (Kolkata), shows that Sushant has really become Byomkesh for them," he added.

"Audiences have a strong impression of Byomkesh Bakshy on their minds as they have been reading about him in books and have watched a TV series on him too... but what I can see now is that after Sushant's portrayal of Byomkesh Bakshy, the audience's impression has changed," the filmmaker said.