Bollywood's mew crime thriller "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" has ended it first week on a disspointing note, raking in just ₹53 crore. "OUATIMD", which was one of the most awaited films of Akshay Kumar, has failed to make a mark at the domestic box office.
"OUATIMD did not live up to the massive expectations, in terms of content as well as BO numbers. In terms of business, did not make much of an impact in its opening weekend and remained low-key on weekdays as well," trade analyst Taran Adarsh said.
Including Thursday's paid preview, the first-week total is around ₹53 crore. The big-budget film has failed poorly at the box office.
"Chennai Express", which released on 8 August, has shadowed "OUATIMD" at the box office. The film's collections might see a downfall in its second week due to the release of "Madras Café", which has received extremely good reviews from critics.
Looking at the box office trend, it seems unlikely for "OUATIMD" to even cross the ₹100 crore mark in India. Some critics have gived the film poor ratings, saying it's not even a one-time watch. The film is constantly compared with its prequel "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai", which was a super-hit.
However, Akshay slammed the critics saying they should talk to audience before writing a review. "There are some people who don't know the basics of filmmaking. This should not happen. Audience has become very smart," the actor told Hindustan Times.