The much-hyped Hindi movie Himmatwala, which has been directed by
Khan, has concluded the first week with an average collection
at the Indian Box Office. Touted to be the next Rs 100 crore film
of the director, the Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer has failed to surpass Rs
50 crore mark in seven days. Although it did not have a competitor,
it has failed to make it big and that is due to negative feedback.
Himmatwala, which released in the beginning of Summer
holidays, was expected to get a flying start at the ticket windows.
But the action entertainer registered below the expected mark
occupancy on its opening day. The makers were expecting its
business to go upwards on the following days. However, its
collection went down on Saturday and Sunday. Its business continued
to go downhill on weekdays.
The Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer was expected to come closer
to Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in seven days, but
it has just managed to collect Rs 44.90 crore nett in the country
in the first week. 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 3.6 cr on Tue, Rs 3
cr on Wed and Rs 2.75 cr on Thu.
However, new Hindi movie Chashme Baddoor starring
Siddharth, Ali Zafar and Taapsee in leads, has hit the theatres
today. The movie has got positive reviews, which have led it to get
fairly good start at the domestic Box Office. Trade experts feel
that it will send down collection of Himmatwala further in
the second week. So the second Rs 100 crore dream of Sajid Khan is
likely to be shattered!