The much-hyped Hindi movie Himmatwala, which has been directed by Sajid 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!