Picking up business by word of mouth, Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho has managed collections of around Rs.
60.68 crore over the weekend.
After earning Rs.
17.75 crore on Friday, the Jai Ho collections dipped slightly on Saturday to Rs.
16.68 crore. Though critics' reviews do not favour the film, Salman Khan's star-power was expected to draw crowds.
The word of mouth has been mixed, hence slashing the collections on Saturday.READ: JAI HO OPENING DAY COLLECTIONS
The earnings, however, picked up on Sunday, and the film earned Rs.
26.25 crore on Day three.
The Sohail Khan directorial venture got to a slow start with Rs.
17.55 crore earnings at the ticket windows. READ: CRITICS' REVIEW JAI HO
Released in 4,500 screens across India, Jai Ho collected Rs.
17.55 crore on Friday.
Jai Ho, which also features debutant Daisy Shah along with veteran actors Tabu and Danny Denzongpa, is a political thriller with a heavy dose of action sequences.
Reportedly made on a budget of Rs.
75 crore, the movie has grossed Rs.
22.36 crore (US$3.55 mn), bringing the worldwide gross figure to Rs.
Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas says audiences are not so excited about the film because of the same genre. "On Friday, the occupancy was just 40% and Saturday was 50%. Sunday's morning shows were around 80%. Going by the performances, Jai Ho will probably touch Rs.
100 crore in a week, but not in the first three days of its release."READ: AAMIR KHAN FLOORED BY SALMAN'S JAI HO