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Box Office: ‘Wazir’ takes in Rs 19.85 crore in opening weekend

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MUMBAI: The Amitabh Bachchan - Farhan Akhtar starrer Wazir has received mixed word of mouth. A contrived revenge story on the done to death topic - Kashmir terrorism theme - the film manages to survive thanks to its solo release status after a three week draught of new releases. The survival, however, remains at the lower side.

The film managed to collect Rs 5.5 crore on day one, adding a bit more on Saturday and Sunday. However, Monday saw the figures dropping. The film collected Rs 19.85 crore for the opening weekend.

Chauranga, an outdated, boring and unpalatable film finds no takers as expected.

Dilwale collected Rs 10.5 crore in its third week. The collections may be attributed to the open run with no opposition. This takes the film’s three week total to Rs 137.2 crore. This is not going to be enough for the film and its distributors to cover their investment.

Bajirao Mastani gets the better advantage of a free run for three weeks, mostly thanks to the social media, and puts together Rs 26.5 crore in its third week. This takes the film’s three week tally to Rs 158.6 crore. However, the film is nowhere near recovering its extra high production cost.

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