Despite having hype and massive promotions, Ghanchakkar opened to an average response on Friday. The makers expected it to pick up well over the weekend, but the movie declined to show much-needed growth on Saturday and Sunday. The film collected Rs 22.30 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the (3 days) first weekend. It was expected to smash the record of The Dirty Picture, but failed to do so.
Ghanchakkar showed 60% dip in its business on Monday and it continued to drop on the following days. On the weekdays, the Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan starrer has collected approximately Rs 9.85 crores nett at the Indian Box Office, taking its seven-day domestic total to Rs 32.15 crores nett. Its breakup is Rs 7.2 cr on Fri, Rs 7.3 cr on Sat, Rs 7.80 cr on Sun, Rs 2.8 cr on Mon, Rs 2.5 cr on Tue, Rs 2.35 cr on Wed and Rs 2.2 cr on Thu.
In India, Emraan-Vidya's previous outing The Dirty Picture had minted Rs 32.25 crore nett in the first weekend, and on the weekdays it had added another Rs 18+ crores to its first week total Rs 50+ crores. Now, the total collection of Ghanchakkar is lesser than the 3 days collection of The Dirty Picture.