Mumbai: Aditya Chopra's latest production Aurangzeb starring Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj and Sasha Agha in leads, has concluded the first week with an average amount of collection at the Indian Box Office. The much-hyped movie, which has been made with approximately Rs 25 crores, has failed to recover its production cost in seven days. Trade experts feel that its performance is below the mark.
Aurangzeb, the hardcore slick action-drama, debuted with a poor response with its occupancy ranging between 20% and 30% in both multiplexes and single screens. It was expected to show big growth in its business over the weekend. It did, but it was not upto the mark. It had slightly better response in Delhi and UP circuit. The film collected Rs 12.86 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend.
The business of Aurangzeb dropped more than 50% on Monday and it continued to dip throughout the week. It has failed to cross Rs 20 crore mark in seven days. On weekdays, the movie has collected Rs 6.92 crores, taking its first week domestic total to Rs 19.78 crores nett. Its first week breakup is Rs 3.92 cr on Fri, Rs 3.96 cr on Sat, Rs 4.98 cr on Sun, Rs 2.12 cr on Mon, Rs 1.73 cr on Tue, Rs 1.59 cr on Wed and Rs 1.48 cr on Thu.
Aurangzeb did not have any big competitor except a small budget movie I Don't Luv U. Previous week's release Go Goa Gone was removed from many screens and it did not do well in existing theatres. Despite having a good chance, Aurangzeb has failed to make it big at the desi Box Office in the first week. With two big movies like Ishkq In Paris and Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke, it should be seen how Aurangzeb will perform in the second week.