MUMBAI: Madras Café, starring John Abraham directed by Shoojit Sircar of Vicky Donor fame, opened low on Friday but managed to do better on Saturday and Sunday, especially at select multiplexes in Metro cities. However, public response failed to match that of the critics thus the slide is inevitable on days to follow. The film has collected Rs 18 crore for the opening weekend.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara, a story about underworld rivalry borne out of love for same girl, fails on all counts from casting to scripting. The film, which opened on 15 August holiday and took Rs 34.6 crore for the four day weekend, could add only little over Rs 14 crore for the other four days to close its first week with Rs 48.8 crore, the best figures coming from Bombay Circuit. The film is a sequel to Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010) but has failed to cash in on the success of the first installment.
Chennai Express starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone sustains well with the advantage of a weak opposition in its second week. The film collects Rs 36.7 crore in its second week to take its two week tally to Rs 178.7 crore.
B.A. Pass collects Rs 45 lakh in its third week and takes its three week total to Rs 7.05 crore.
Ramaiya Vastavaiya adds Rs 10 lakh for the fifth week to take its five week total to Rs 26.07 crore.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has added Rs 1.1 crore in its sixth week taking its six week tally to Rs 106.35 crore.