Abhinav Kashyap's latest directorial venture Besharam hit a large number of screens amidst a huge hype and expectations, but the movie has bombed at the Indian Box Office. Considering its screen count, the nine-day-extended first week domestic collection of the Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi Sharda starrer is not even equal to what was expected from it in the first two days.
Released in 3,600 screens on Gandhi Jayanthi holiday, Besharam was expected to smash all the records of Chennai Express, which had done fantastic business from 3,500 screens in the domestic market. But the Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi Sharda starrer has failed to reach it makers' expectations. Its 9-day domestic total is not even equal to two-day collection of the Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer movie.
Having huge amount of advance ticket booking, Besharam opened to full houses in the morning and matinee shows on Wednesday, but a negative word of mouth took a toll on its business on later shows. Instead of going upwards, the movie witnessed 65% dip on the second day and it further slipped over the weekend. It was expected to surpass Rs 100 crore mark in 5-day-extended first weekend, but it could not even cross Rs 50 crore mark.
When compared to its opening day collection, Besharam dropped nearly 80% on Monday and it continued to slip on the following days. Its week-days collection is not even equal to what was expected from it to rake in on its first Monday. The movie has struggled to cross Rs 50 crore mark at the Indian Box Office in the nine-day first week.
Besharam has collected Rs 47.69 crores in the first weekend and Rs 7.63 crores nett on the weekdays at the Indian Box Office. Its 9-day-opening week total stands at Rs 55.32 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 21.56 cr on Wed, Rs 7.13 cr on Thu, Rs 5.68 cr on Fri, Rs 5.94 cr on Sat, Rs 7.38 cr on Sun, Rs 2.43 cr on Mon, Rs 1.98 cr on Tue, Rs 1.72 cr on Wed and Rs 1.50 cr on Thu.