Emraan Hashmi-Vidya Balan starrer "Ghanchakkar", depsite not having lived up to audience expectations, put up a decent show at the domestic box office.
Till Tuesday (2 July), "Ghanchakkar" raked in ₹27.6 crore, which is not dismissive as such, but also did not set the box office ablaze as expected. Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan have a huge fan following. Both the actors have struck a chord with the audience with their stellar performance in their films. Also, "Ghanchakkar" director Rajkumar Gupta has an impressive track record with critically-acclaimed films such as "Aamir" and "No One Killed Jessica".
Expectations were riding high on "Ghanchakkar", thanks to Emraan, Vidya and Rajkumar. But the film set out to be a major disappointment, with critics and audience blaming the half-baked script and screenplay as the negative aspects of the film.
"Ghanchakkar" started on a dull note on the first day of its release. The film collected ₹7.2 crore on Friday (28 June). It fared better on Saturday (29 June) and Sunday (30 June) collecting ₹22.30 crore nett in its opening weekend. As of now, the film's collections stand at ₹27.6 crore (including Monday and Tuesday's collections).
The business was majorly affected in the north due to the release of Punjabi film "Jatt &Juliet- 2". Down south, Telugu film "Balupu" overpowered the Emraan-starrer and affected its collections.
The film's collections are way below the mark in overseas markets including US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Regional films "Jatt &Juliet- 2" and "Balupu" seem to have performed better than "Ghanchakkar" at the overseas box office.
Its collections were affected by "Jatt &Juliet- 2" in UK, US-Canada and Australia. Ravi Teja-starrer "Balupu" took over "Ghanchakkar" in the US. However, the film performed better at UAE-GCC markets collecting AED 13,80,000 [₹2.24 crore] in the opening weekend.