Shahrukh Khan's My Name is Khan witnessed a wonderful opening, thanks to the publicity given by the Shiv Sena. It earned Rs.90.2 crore in the opening week but its collections have dropped drastically this week.
Amit Awasthi, Manager of Spice Cinemas, said that the ticket sales of My Name is Khan has fallen from 30 percent on Wednesday to 20 percent on Thursday. He added that lack of entertainment elements must be the cause of the fall in its demand.
A source from PVR cinemas said that the occupancy has fallen from 90 percent to 50 percent on Monday. Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan also said that there has been a drastic fall in the ticket sales of MNIK after Monday due to lack of entertainment elements and mass appeal, which today's youngsters want. He added that it is a repeat of Kurbaan.
However, Yogesh Raizada, corporate head of Wave Cinemas, thinks that the film is doing decent business and would pick up again in the weekend.
My Name is Khan got rave reviews from the critics. It is a love story set against the backdrop of racial discrimination post 9/11. Karan Johar brings the incredible reel couple Shahrukh Khan and Kajol after eight long years through this film.