The multi-starrer Malang and Shikara showed a good hold on first Tuesday at the box office on Tuesday.
Directed by Mohit Suri and with interesting star cast comprising of Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Kunal Khemu and Anil Kapoor, Malang took a fair opening in the morning shows with around 20%. Th earnings picked up in the evening and night shows, collecting Rs 6.71 crore on the first day while the earnings grew by around 35% on Saturday with Rs 8.89 crore. There was slight growth on Sunday with Rs 9.76 crore. The earnings dropped to a reasonable amount with Rs 4.04 crore. As per early estimates, the earnings held we on Tuesday with Rs 3.83 crore, bringing the five days total to Rs 33-33.50 crore.
The budget of romance drama is Rs 50 crore (Production cost is Rs 40 crore, Printing and advertisement is Rs 10 crores)
Shikara is directed by the veteran director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has given us cult classics like Parinda and 1947-A Love Story is back after a gap of 13 years of gap (Eklavaya was his last film released in 2007) .
Based on the harsh-reality of Kashmiri Pandits, Shikara has garnered decent reviews which reflected into the box office numbers.
Starring Sadia and Adil Khan in a lead position, Shikara has opened on a poor response with just 5% occupancy in the morning shows across India. The earnings showed slight improvement towards the end of the day, minting Rs 1.20 crore. There was a limited growth on Saturday with Rs 1.85 crore followed by Rs 1.90 crore on Sunday. The earnings on Monday dropped to Rs 75 lakhs but held well on Tuesday with Rs 65 lakhs, bringing the five days total to Rs 6.35 crore. The budget of Shikara is estimated to be Rs 20 crore.
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