Akshay Kumar's recent release "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Doobaara" had a very good start with Thursday's paid preview, but the film failed to maintain the same pace at the box office.
The collection of the crime thriller "OUATIMD" dropped consecutively on the second day at theatres in India. The drop was registered despite the fact that more than 1,000 screens were added. The increase in screen count did not help the film's business at collection centres.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film raked in ₹8.75 crore on Saturday, taking the overall domestic toll to ₹30.25 crore.
"#OUATIMD collected ₹11 cr to 11.25 cr on Thursday, 10.25 cr on Fri and Sat 8.50 cr to 8.75 cr," Adarsh tweeted.
There is a huge difference between the figures posted by Tanuj Garg, chief operating officer of Balaji Motion Pictures, and other trade analysts.
Garg on his Twitter page said that the gangster saga minted ₹14.2 crore on Thursday's paid preview and ₹12.5 crore on Friday.
"The drop in occupancy and collections that the movie has seen has been dismal. Where on one hand people were clambering to watch the film on Thursday, Friday was just 40 per cent occupancy and today is no better, though the evening shows have seen more footfalls, but its not very encouraging," Business Standard quoted trade analyst Shaaminder Malik as saying.
The film directed by Milan Luthria also features Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre and Imraan Khan in lead roles.