Batti Gul Meter Chalu is collecting low numbers at the Box Office and would ultimately emerge as a two week runner. The film collected Rs. 2.91 crore more on Tuesday and with this the collections have touched Rs. 29.33 crore. The numbers are in fact following the same trajectory as Shahid Kapoor‘s Phata Poster Nikhla Hero though back in 2013 these were still at least fair numbers. That film had collected a lifetime of Rs. 36.53 crore and it seems like the case for Batti Gul Meter Chalu as well. However, these would hardly be the numbers to cheer about since at the bare minimum one expects Rs. 50 crore from a film like this.
Stree is running at a very few screens today but seeing the best occupancy amongst all other films in the running. It collected Rs. 0.87 cr more on Tuesday which has brought the overall total to Rs. 120.93 crore. The film would be quite close to the Raazi total of Rs. 124 crore before the week comes to a close and then surpass it in the fifth weekend. The film has sustained quite well despite competition and has emerged as a solid Blockbuster.
Manmarziyaan is on a free fall and there is hardly any sustenance that the Anurag Kashyap directed film is demonstrating. It deserved better but right now it won’t even go to a lifetime of Rs. 30 crore. Again, a film with credentials and merits like this should have ideally gone past the Rs. 40 crore mark but that won’t be the case anymore. It collected Rs. 35 lakhs* on Tuesday and the sum total currently is Rs. 25.50 crore*.
As for Manto, as expected it would be a one week show. With just Rs. 30 lakhs* more coming in from the select screens where it is running, the film has brought in Rs. 2.75 crore* so far. It is following a trajectory similar to last week’s release Mitron, though it doesn’t say much as both films haven’t done well despite merits.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited