Mumbai, Jan 17 (): Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest romantic comedy film “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola” has collected 22.40 crores in its opening weekend. MKBKM collected around 3.75 crores on Monday and 2.25 crores on Tuesday and has now done a total collection of about 28.40 crores at the domestic box office.
As per reports given in koimoi.com, the domestic box office collections of Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola are:
January 11, Friday (1st Day) : 7.02 crores
January 12, Saturday (2nd Day) : 6.75 crores
January 13, Sunday (3rd Day) : 8.63 crores
January 14, Monday (4th Day) : 3.75 crores
January 15, Tuesday (5th Day) : 2.25 crores
Total (5 days’ collection) : 28.40 crores
MKBKM was released on January 11, across 1850 screens in India. The movie directed by Vishal Bhardwa, stars Imran Khan, Pankaj Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles. The film also features Shabana Azmi and Arya Babbar in supporting roles.
In spite of the movie receiving rave reviews, it has not done a decent mark at collection windows.
The movie was expected to rake in some good figures as it was released on Makar Sankranti and Pongal holidays. But, “MKBKM” faced stiff competition from Tamil, Punjabi and two Telugu films which were released on the same day.
MKBKM started with poor occupancy on the opening day and the preview shows on Thursday too failed to get respectable figures. On January 11, the film witnessed poor occupancy in mass centres like CI, CP, Bihar and UP. But, a positive word of mouth took its business upwards on Saturday and Sunday. The overseas collection of the film was also not up to the predictions.
This week’s Bollywood new releases are Inkaar and Mumbai Mirror. Keeping those new releases in mind and looking at current collections, trade analysts predict that the 1st week collections of MKBKM should be in the range of 31-32 crores. But lifetime collections will be not that great.