Prakash Jha's political thriller Satyagraha has remained strong at the Indian Box Office in the second week. Undeterred by new releases - Shuddh Desi Romance and Zanjeer, the Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor starrer has continued to keep the cash register ringing at the ticket counters.
Despite two significant films eating into the market share, the business of Satyagraha has remained rock-steady in the domestic collection centres. When compared to its opening day collection, the movie witnessed more than 85% drop in its business on its second Friday. But it slowly grew up over the weekend.
Satyagraha has collected Rs 6.34 crores at the Indian Box Office in the first four days of the second week. With this, its 11-day domestic collection stands at Rs 60.69 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 1.28 cr on Fri, Rs 1.72 cr on Sat and Rs 2.26 cr on Sun. It is expected to gross another Rs 3 crore by the end of the week.
However, a few much-hyped movies like Grand Masti, John Day and Horror Story are all set to hit the screens this Friday (September 13). They will snatch a few screens from Satyagraha, thereby sending down its collection further in the third week. Trade experts feel that the Prakash Jha-directed flick may not be able to cross Rs 70 crore mark in the domestic market in its life-time.