Despite new releases, Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer "Drishyam" enjoyed its second weekend box office run in India. The film, in fact, dominated the box office even as Bollywood movies such as "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Bangistan" were screened in theatres.
While "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is running in its fourth week, "Bangistan" just entered the theaters and completed its opening weekend.
"Drishyam" accumulated more than Rs 58.12 crore after its second weekend from domestic box office. The thriller drama directed by Nishikanth Kamath minted Rs 46.77 crore in its first week, Rs 2.75 crore on second Friday, Rs 4.05 crore on Saturday and Rs5.04 crore on Sunday, according to early estimates.
After its second weekend, "Drishyam" broke the records of "Badlapur" and became the ninth highest grosser of 2015.
"Drishyam" entered in the top 10 list of highest Bollywood grosser of 2015, which includes "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Baahubali" (Hindi Version), "ABCD 2", 'Gabbar Is Back", "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" and others.
Ajay-Tabu starrer also broke the lifetime box office collection record of Varun Dhawan starrer "Badlapur". Varun's movie earned an income of approximately Rs 50.07 crore in its four weeks run, which was shattered by "Drishyam".
Meanwhile, the lead actor of the film Ajay had previously said that the makers are not expecting the film to do a Rs 150 crore business.
"I am sure 'Drishyam' will do well. With today's market changing box office fate of such films depend on word of mouth. We are not expecting this film to do Rs 150 crore business at Box Office. This film is made with a limited budget and if it does decently and covers the cost, its good. If the budget is big then it's a problem," Press Trust of India quoted Ajay Devgn as saying.