After an average collection over the first weekend, Hindi movie Himmatwala, starring Ajay Devgn and Tamanna Bhatia in leads, has shown a considerable amount of dip in its business at the Indian Box Office on the weekdays. Trade experts feel that if the Sajid Khan-directed flick goes at the current pace, it would not be able to cross Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic collection centres in the first week.
Himmatwala, which is one of the highly talked about Bollywood films of 2013, opened to below-the-expected-mark response on Friday. When the producers were expecting it to have a big jump on Saturday, the movie dropped considerably. Its business went upwards on Sunday, but it was low by 15%+ when compared to its opening day business.
The business of the Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer dropped by nearly 60% on first Monday, when compared to its Sunday collection. And it dipped further on Tuesday. Himmatwala has collected Rs 39.70 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in five days. Its breakup is Rs 12.1 cr on Fri, Rs 8.5 cr on Sat, Rs 10.5 cr on Sun, Rs 4.5 cr on Mon and Rs 4.1 cr on Tue.
The most disheartening aspect about Himmatwala that it was mauled by reputed critics and the word of mouth is extremely negative. The movie had got some hope by fetching good numbers in mass-dominated circuits on first day. Even these numbers went on a declining spree on the following days. Sajid Khan had hoped to score his second century with this film. But trade experts feel that his dreams will be shattered as it will not be able to surpass Rs 100 crore mark even at the worldwide Box Office.