Dilwale, which marked the return of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as a pair on the silver screen after a gap of five years, has been performing nice. However, the film hasn’t been able to net the sort of money the producers had hoped it would.
The film opened to Rs 21 crore at the box office in the country on December 18th, and went on to earn another Rs 44.09 crore over the next two days. The fabulous weekend business of Dilwale was followed by the collections dipping during the weekdays. Finally, in a week of its release, the film managed to earn Rs 102.65 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#Dilwale Fri 21 cr, Sat 20.09 cr, Sun 24 cr, Mon 10.09 cr, Tue 9.42 cr, Wed 8.79 cr, Thu 9.26 cr. Total: ₹ 102.65 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 25, 2015
Dilwale hit the screens along with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra‘s Bajirao Mastani.
From what has been pointed out as the cause of Dilwale not being able to gross expected money at the box office is Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘intolerance is on the rise in India‘ comment too. Despite Khan’s retraction of the statement during the promotions of Dilwale, the business of the film seems to have been affected by the comment.