MUMBAI: The box office collections of Akshay Kumar’s films have seen a steady decline. The actor’s latest film – Patiala House, which is directed by Nikhil Advani and has Anushka Sharma as his co-star, failed to create magic at the box office.
With net collections of approximately Rs 151.5 million (Rs 15.15 crore), this is the lowest opening weekend collections for an Akshay Kumar movie.
Akshay’s recent release Action Replayy, which was also a dud at the box office, saw a better opening weekend than Patiala House with net collections of Rs 167.50 million (Rs 16.75 crore).
The weekend break-up of Patiala House is as follows: Friday – Rs 40.5 million (Rs 4.05 crore), Saturday – Rs 50.5 million (Rs 5.05 crore) and Sunday – Rs 60.5 million (Rs 6.05 crore).
Patiala House’s first weekend collections are low even when compared to some of the other recently released films like Raavan, Anjaana Anjaani, Peepli [Live] and I Hate Luv Storys. Barring Tees Maar Khan, which did net collections of Rs 375 million (Rs 37.50 crore) in its opening weekend, most of Akshay’s films have failed to find flavour with the audience.
It remains to be seen how the film fares over the week.
On the other hand, Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi’s total net collections after 10 days stand at Rs 88 million (Rs 8.80 crore), whereas Madhur Bhandarkar’s romantic comedy Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji’s net collections in the first week were Rs 207.5 million and that of the second week were Rs 50 million (Rs 5 crore), taking the total box office net collections to Rs 257.5 million (Rs 25.75 crore).