Barring Joker, Akshay Kumar has scored three big hits
Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and OMG! Oh My
God in 2012. This huge success had created a lot of hype
around his Khiladi 786, which released in 2,786 screens in
the country on December 7. Besides this, Khiladi 786 also
marks his comeback to action as well as Khiladi series after 12
years. The audiences were very curious to watch the movie.
Khiladi 786 opened to a very good response at single
screens, where it registered an average of 90% occupancy. But it
had average footfalls in the multiplexes audience across the
country. The movie witnessed growth in its collection on the
following days, but it was not up to the expected level.
Akshay Kumar and Asin starrer movie, which was affected by
Talaash, raked in Rs 34.30 cr at the domestic Box Office
in the first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 10.40 cr on Fri, Rs 11.15
cr on Sat and Rs 12.75 cr on Sun. The film was expected to cross Rs
50 crore mark at the desi collection centres, but it failed to do
Khiladi 786 witnessed a drop of 50% in its business on
Monday. And the masala entertainer continued to drop at the desi
collection centres on the following days. The movie added Rs 52.55
crores nett at the desi Box Office in the first week. Its weekdays'
breakup is Rs 5.50 cr on Mon, Rs 4.9 cr on Tue, Rs 4.1 on Wed and
Rs 3.90 cr on Thu.
However, the makers of Khiladi 786, which bagged mixed reviews from film critics, had a huge amount of promotions. Besides promoting it on TV, Akshay Kumar and Asin had also visited several metros for its publicity. But both promotions and hype surrounding the movie have failed to yield good results.