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Box Office: 'Drishyam' collects Rs 27.6 crore; ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ going strong

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MUMBAI: Much touted, successful in its Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil versions, Drishyam carried some expectations in the trade but, with only Ajay Devgn in the top billing, the film could not draw the expected audience. Despite praise from the critics, word of mouth failed to do much for the film. 

Drishyam opened at little over Rs 5 crore on Friday and, as expected, did show some improvement on Saturday and got better on Sunday. However, despite its economical making and saving on casting, the weekend figures had Rs 27.6 crore to show including paid previews on Thursday. This being not up to the mark, much will depend on how the film holds through the rest of the week.

Masaan, critically acclaimed film as well as a Cannes awardee, could not do much at the box office. Awards of any kind don’t really matter to the Indian audience. The film collected a measly Rs 2.4 crore in its first week.

On the other hand, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan maintained a strong trend even in its second week. The film has become a rage all over and Khan’s docile character without action has found much appreciation. What's more, the film’s climax has been winning the audiences’ hearts. The film added a fantastic Rs 87.2 crore in its second week to take its two week tally to Rs 272.05 crore. 

Baahubali: The Beginning (Hindi-Dubbed) continues its strong run notwithstanding strong opposition from Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The film is already the highest grossing Hindi dubbed film ever and looking at the trend it will most likely also be the first dubbed film to make it to Rs 100 crore club. The film has collected Rs 21.7 crore in its third week, which is barely Rs 3 crore less than its second week. This takes the film’s three week total to Rs 87.95 crore.

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