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Aiyaary earns a disappointing Rs 3.25cr at box office, Sidharth Malhotra records his lowest opening

Neeraj Pandey’s latest, Aiyaary, collected Rs 3.25 crore on day one of its release, becoming the lowest opener for its star Sidharth Malhotra. The film also features Manoj Bajpayee in lead role.

bollywood Updated: Feb 17, 2018 14:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Aiyaary box office collection was less than expected as it earned Rs 3.25 crore on its opening day.

Neeraj Pandey’s latest thriller, Aiyaary, which opened to scathing reviews from critics, had a dull start at the box office too. The film, starring Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra in lead roles, made an opening collection of Rs 3.25 crore on day one, according to a boxofficeindia report.

The report said Aiyaary collected Rs 3.25 crore on Friday, making it Sidharth Malhotra’s lowest opener ever. While his debut film Student of The Year (2012) opened with Rs 7.25 crore collection, Riteish Deshmukh’s Ek Villain (2014) and Akshay Kumar’s Brothers (2015) made opening collections of Rs 16.43 crore and Rs 13.04 crore respectively. Malhotra’s recent film opposite Jacqueline Fernandez, A Gentleman (2017) opened with Rs 3.73 crore while Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Ittefaq (2017) - a remake of Rajesh Khanna’s film by the same name -- collected Rs 3.69 crore on the first day.

Meanwhile Hollywood’s latest flick, Black Panther made Rs 5.60 crore in India on Friday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#BlackPanther embarks on a TERRIFIC START... Fri ₹ 5.60 cr Nett [includes ₹ 35 lakhs from paid previews on Thu]… Gross BOC: ₹ 7.18 cr. India biz... Note: Hindi + English.”

Akshay Kumar’s PadMan, on the other hand, collected Rs 2 crore on Friday, making the total domestic collection to Rs 64 crore, a report on boxofficeindia said. Padmaavat continued its winning spree at the ticket windows, having collected over Rs 267 crore in three weeks. Adarsh tweeted, “#Padmaavat biz at a glance... Week 1: ₹ 166.50 cr Week 2: ₹ 69.50 cr Week 3: ₹ 31.75 cr Total: ₹ 267.75 cr India biz. Note: Includes all 3 versions - Hindi + Tamil + Telugu. SUPER-HIT.”

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First Published: Feb 17, 2018 14:13 IST