Sajid Khan's remake of 1983 film "Himmatwala" failed to cross the ₹50 crore mark in its first week at the domestic box office. The action comedy flick starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannah raked in just ₹44.89.
"Himmatwala", which was touted to be one of the biggest hits of the year, was screened across 3200 screens in India. But the wide release failed to fetch some good money at the box office.
Despite the huge promotions and big star cast, the film's earnings fell below the mark in its first week. Negative review from critics and audiences affected the film's business.
Only the first day's collection of the film was good. On Saturday, the collection declined considerably. Sunday's collection was better, but on weekdays the business spiralled down.
The first week breakup of the film is: Friday ₹12 crore, Saturday ₹8.5 crore, Sunday ₹10.5 crore, Monday ₹4.5 crore, Tuesday ₹4.1 crore and Wednesday and Thursday ₹5.29 crore.
The film did well only on single screens, while on multiplexes it was a disaster.
The collections might go down further this week after the release of another remake film "Chashme Baddoor". The film has received mixed reviews from critics but it opened to a good start in the morning shows.
"Chashme Baddoor" features Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. Despite no big start it had a decent opening in theatres across India, opening to a 30 to 40 percent occupancy. The business of the film is expected to go up in its first weekend owing to some good reviews.