Despite releasing on an extended weekend, Tiger Shroff's "A Flying Jatt" has failed to shine at the box office. However, the superhero film has a few days of solo run left until Sonakshi Sinha's "Akira" hits screens on Sept. 2.
"A Flying Jatt" has collected Rs. 2.50 crore on its first Monday at the domestic box office, taking its five-day box office collection to Rs. 31.95 crore.
Taran Adarsh: #AFlyingJatt Thu 7.10 cr, Fri 6 cr, Sat 7.35 cr, Sun 9 cr, Mon 2.50 cr. Total: â‚¹ 31.95 cr. India biz.
While "Mohenjo Daro" and "A Flying Jatt" are proving that they are sailing in the same boat, the period film seems to have done a tad better; it had collected Rs. 45.90 crore in five days, a figure, which Tiger's superhero jig couldn't post.
Although the Tiger-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer opened on Aug. 25, which was a partial holiday (Krishna Janmasthami), it was able to rake in only Rs. 7.10 crore on day one at the Indian box office. The numbers dipped on Friday (Rs. 6 crore), but the film witnessed some growth over Saturday (Rs. 7.35 crore) and Sunday (Rs. 9 crore).
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh commented: #AFlyingJatt has underperformed, considering it was an extended 4-day weekend. Biz saw growth on Sat and Sun, but the big jump was missing."
However, it's not all bad news for Tiger. "A Flying Jatt" has taken slot 10 on the highest opening weekend grosser of 2016 list; the young actor's last film, "Baaghi" sits snug on number seven.
Released in 2,600 screens, "A Flying Jatt" was made on a budget of Rs. 48 crore. The makers have already made Rs. 20 crore from the film by selling off its satellite rights.
What may have killed "A Flying Jatt" at the box office?
Tiger's film is facing some stiff competition from Akshay Kumar's "Rustom," which is holding strong even in its third week. Lukewarm response and not-so-positive word-of-mouth affected "A Flying Jatt" negatively.
All said and done, "A Flying Jatt" is apparently turning out to be a favourite among kids, which means more family audience. Hopefully, the film will pick up in the coming days.