Fared well in mass-dominated belt (single screens) on Friday, but the negative word of mouth hit the business hard as BO numbers came sliding down on Saturday. Sunday, however, was slightly better than Saturday, but lower than Friday, which says it all. Meanwhile, the business at plexes remained dull all through the weekend, says Taran Adarsh.
In view of the fact that UTV has given the film a wide release, the weekend numbers are shockingly low. Collected approx Rs. 31.1 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 12.1 cr, Sat 8.5 cr, Sun 10.5 cr.
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