Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara (OUATIMD), which is a sequel of a smash hit, has concluded the first weekend with a decent collection at the Indian Box Office. The Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer topped the domestic business chart, beating last week release Chennai Express. But despite having positive word of mouth, the film has failed to live up to the massive expectations of its makers.
The Milan Luthria-directed gangster crime thriller, which released in 2,000+ screens on August 15, received a very good response on its opening day. With its screen counts increased to 2,500 on Friday the movie was expected to show improvement, but when compared to the opening day, the business of the film went down on the second day and it remained low over the weekend.
With its hype soared up to sky high, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara was expected to cross Rs 50 crore mark in the opening weekend, but it has failed to do so. The movie has collected approximately Rs 40 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in its four-day extended first weekend. Its breakup is Rs 11.25 cr on Thu, Rs 10.25 cr on Fri, Rs 8.75 cr on Sat and Rs 9.75 cr on Sun.
Akshay Kumar's previous release Housefull 2 had collected Rs 43.5 crores nett from 3,000 screens at the Indian Box Office in its (three days) opening weekend. His another big hit film Rowdy Rathore had raked in Rs 48.3 crores from 2,300 screens in the domestic market in the (three days) first weekend. His latest outing Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara has failed to beat both these record. The reason for its failure is that it was affected by Chennai Express.