Pihu and Mohalla Assi completed first weekend at the box office with very poor collection, but the former leads the race. Also, Pihu being an extremely low budget film, its makers will be happy with the 3 day earnings.
Pihu, which features just a 3-year-old child as the lead actor, had collected Rs 45 lakh at the Indian box office on its first day. Being a small budget film, it was released on a limited number of screens, and did much better at the commercial circuits.
Having been made at a budget of Rs 50 lakh, Pihu almost recovered the cost of production on opening day itself. The film had witnessed a little jump on second day, and had made a business of Rs 50 lakh at the domestic market.
With positive word of mouth, Pihu maintained the momentum on its day 3 (Sunday) as well. The thriller collected Rs 65 lakh, taking its first weekend collection close to Rs 1.50 crore at the Indian box office, according to Box Office India.
On the other side, Sunny Deol starrer Mohalla Assi fell flat at the theatres with very less occupancy over the entire weekend. Despite being a much bigger film than Pihu, Mohalla Assi earned less than the other all the three days. Its day wise collection goes like - Rs 30 lakh on Friday, Rs 30 lakh on Sturday, Rs 40 lakh on Sunday. Its first 3 days total Indian collection stood at around Rs 1 crore.