Despite the pre-Diwali phase, the Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Bobby Deol starrer Housefull 4 post a healthy wweekend total while Rajkummar Rao starrer Made In China and Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Saand Ki Aankh under performed at the box office.
The Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Kirti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde starrer Housefull 4 dropped on the third day as the main Diwali festival started yesterday.
Housefull 4 opened well and managed to generate an opening of Rs 19.08 crore from 3900 screens which is the second largest opening film of Diwali festival after Ajay Devgn starrer Golmaal Again (Rs 30.10 crore). The comedy drama also became the 9th best opening film of 2019 after WAR, Bharat, Mission Mangal, Saaho, Kesari, Kabir Singh and Gully Boy and 6th best opening film of Akshay Kumar after Mission Mangal, Gold, Kesari, Singh Is Bling and 2.0. Housefull 4 also became the highest opening film of the franchise beating the previous record of Housefull 3 (Rs 15.25 crore).
Housefull 4 held well on the second day which is a good sign and dropped to collect Rs 18.81 crore. As per early estimates, there was a significant fall on third day owing to the main Diwali festival collecting Rs 13-14 crore. With this number, the thee days total of the comedy-drama now stands at the range of Rs 51-52 crore. The acid test of Housefull 4 should start from Monday onwards. The budget of Housefull 4 is Rs 125 crore (Production Cost: 100 Crore including the salary cost, Prints & Advertising Cost: 25 Crore)
Made In China
This Diwali is turning out to be bad for Rajkummar Rao and team as Made In China is not picking up despite decent reviews.
After doing a business of just Rs 1.1 crore on first day, the comedy drama managed to show slight growth with Rs 1.50 crore on the second day. As per early estimates, Made In China went down to Rs 1.05 crore, bringing the three days collections to Rs 3.55 crore from 1100 screens. The budget of Made In China is Rs 30 Crore (Production Cost: 22 Crore & Prints & Advertising Cost: 8 Crore)
Saand Ki Aankh
Based on a true story of oldest sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar played by Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu, Saand Ki Aankh opened with just Rs 60 lakhs on the first day followed by a solid growth on day 2 with Rs 1.25 crore.
As per trade estimates, Saand Ki Aankh dropped slightly on Sunday, bringing the three days total to Rs 2.75 crore. The budget of biopic drama is Rs 28 Crore (Production Cost: 22 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: 6 Crore).
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