MUMBAI: The opening weekend collections of Abhishek Bachchan’s Dum Maaro Dum have been below average for a film of its caliber. The movie saw net collections of approximately Rs 165 million (Rs 16.5 crore) at the box office in its opening weekend. DMD was released in India across 1200 screens.
As was reported earlier by Businessofcinema.com, on Friday the movie saw net collections of approximately Rs 54 million (Rs 5.4 crore). Collections on Saturday saw a drop with Rs 47 million (Rs 4.7 crore), whereas the movie’s net collections on Sunday stood at Rs 56 million (Rs 5.6 crore). The paid previews on Thursday saw collections of Rs 80 lakhs.
As per information available with Businessofcinema.com, the movie performed particularly well in the South territories like Andhra Pradesh, Nizam, Mysore and Karnataka.
International Box Office
The movie has collected approximately $1.4 million in the international markets. The collections of the major international markets are given below:
US – $360,000
UK – $157,000
Mid-East – $300,000
Australia – NZ – $150,000
According to Fox Star Studios India, the movie’s opening weekend worldwide theatrical revenues combined with the cable and satellite rights of the movie, which have been sold to Star for Rs 80 million (Rs 8 crore) and the overflow revenues from music; Dum Maaro Dum has already recovered it cost of production of approximately Rs 220 million (Rs 22 crore).
The performance of Dum Maaro Dum is also better than Bachchan’s last two movies Game and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
Opening weekend of Abhiskeh Bachchan’s last three movies:
Game – Rs 28 million (Rs 2.8 crore)
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey – Rs 32.5 million (Rs 3.25 crore)
Raavan – Rs 170 million (Rs 17 crore)