There's no stopping the downfall of Raksha Bandhan at the box office. After falling by 85 percent on Tuesday, Raksha Bandhan has seen another dip of 15 to 20 percent on Wednesday, as according to early estimates, the movie has collected in the range of Rs. 1.25 to 1.40 crores, taking the seven-day total to Rs. 37 crores. Raksha Bandhan is headed for a lifetime total of Rs. 45 crores which is disastrous, to say the least.
The film has been rejected by audiences across the board - be it in the cities or the mass belts. There was certainly no interest in the audience to watch a small film like Raksha Bandhan despite the presence of Akshay Kumar in it. The on-ground reports too didn't seem to favor the film as not once since the date of release did the film clock the double-digit number.
The holiday season will push the lifetime numbers of Raksha Bandhan to Rs. 45 crores and if not for the holiday, the total would have been lower than even Bell Bottom, which clocked Rs. 35 crores. In-fact, on the footfalls front, the tickets sold for Raksha Bandhan would be lower than some Pandemic releases like Antim: The Final Truth (Rs. 40 crores), which speaks volumes of the underperformance. The festive season has added some numbers to the film, and if not for the holiday, the outcome would have been even worse.
The film will be out of most of the cinema halls by the second Friday and the rejection is to such an extent that even Dobaara might have more shows than Raksha Bandhan and Laal Singh Chaddha in the coming weekend.