Akshay Kumar's Boss has got superb opening at the Indian Box Office, but turned out to be another big disaster after Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam. Considering its screen count and number of days, its business was expected to be very high, but it has failed to cross Rs 50 crore mark in the domestic market in the nine-day-extended first week. It has also failed to beat the record of Akki's Rowdy Rathore, which had much better collection in seven days.
Having released in 2,750 theaters in domestic market on Wednesday (October 16), Boss opened to a fantastic response at the Indian Box Office. The movie, which had a good amount of advance ticket booking, registered 85% to 95% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes. It ran houseful in many centres. It got positive reviews from both film critics and viewers.
A strong word of mouth was expected to take its business upwards over the weekend. But Boss witnessed considerable amount of drop on Thursday and its business continued to slip down over the weekend. On Monday, it almost reached 80% drop and maintained rock-steady on the following weekdays.
Boss has collected Rs 40.75 crores at the Indian Box Office in its five-day-extended first weekend and Rs 9 crores on the weekdays. Its nine-day-extended first week domestic collection stands at Rs 49.30 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 12.75 cr on Wed, Rs 8 cr on Thu, Rs 6 cr on Fri, Rs 6 cr on Sat, Rs 8 cr on Sun, Rs 2.5 on Mon and Rs 2.3 cr on Tue, Rs 2 cr on Wed and Rs 1.75 cr on Thu.
However, Rowdy Rathore, which has been the biggest opener for Akshay Kumar, had collected Rs 79.52 crores nett from 2,500 screens at the Indian Box Office in the (seven days) first week. Whereas Boss, which had more screen count and two extra days, was expected to break its opening record, but it has fallen short with a huge margin.