The film, which didn't pick up well at the box office, has raked in approximately ₹2.5 crore on Tuesday, according to early estimates. The total five day business of the film is approximately ₹23.7 crore.
Unlike masala films and the mindless comedy genre, "Lootera" was released across just 1,000 screens in theaters across India. The Vikramaditya Motwane-directed film was also targeted at multiplexes in metros more than single screens.
The collections of the big-budget film are declining gradually over the weekdays. The production cost of the romantic period drama was around ₹33 crore including publicity and advertising.
But the producers of the film - Ekta Kapoor and Phantom Production, have managed to earn more than the production in five days. Balaji productions has reportedly sold the satellite rights of its four films for ₹100 crore, The Times of India reported.
The four films include "Ek Thi Daayan", "Shootout at Wadala", "Lootera" and "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara". Akshay Kumar starrer "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" is a hit at the box office.
Due to the satellite rights, the profits of the films like "ETD" and "Lootera" have been adjusted. Apparently, the period drama also managed to earn ₹3.50 crore from its music rights.
But overall, positive word of mouth and rave reviews could not help the film become a commercially hit at the box office.