Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon-starrer, Raabta, opened to an average response on Friday, June 9, and made a fair collection at the Indian box office on its first day.
Amid huge hype and promotions, Raabta was released in over 1,820 screens in several parts of the country. However, it failed to live up to the audience' expectation as it collected a mere amount of Rs 5.61 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. "#Raabta Fri ₹ 5.61 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
While Sushant and Kriti performed well, the film's subject – reincarnation – failed to connect with the masses. The movie has received poor reviews from Bollywood critics as well as audience and with no word-of-mouth publicity, Raabta will have a tough time raking in a good amount at the domestic box office on its first weekend.
On the other hand, Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan's Behen Hogi Teri too failed to evoke good response at the domestic box office on its first day.
As per early estimates, Behen Hogi Teri collected Rs 1 crore at the Indian box office on its first day. It was released in around 757 screens across several parts of the country.
Rajkummar Rao's Behen Hogi Teri is a small town love story of Gattu, a Lucknow resident, and his childhood crush on Punjabi neighbour Binny, played by Shruti. While Bollywood critics and audience lauded Rajkummar's splendid acting skills, Shruti Haasan's performance received negative remarks. Also, the simple love story didn't have anything new to offer and is unlikely to work for long at the box office.