Call it ironical but the collections of Meri Pyaari Bindu and Sarkar 3 are on the same lines as the earlier disappointments of the same actor-filmmaker combo. Bewakoofiyaan was also a Yash Raj film and had featured Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead. The film took a weekend of 7.31 crore and closed its Week One at 12.77 crore. Now Meri Pyaari Bindu is doing even lesser and after collecting 0.65 crore* on Tuesday, it now stands at 8 crore*. In fact even in its lifetime score it won’t be able to match up the first week numbers of Bewakoofiyaan. Disappointing.
Sarkar 3 is going through the same predicament. The film is currently standing at 8.50 crore* after collecting 0.75 crore* on Tuesday. The film is collecting even lesser than the last combo of Ram Gopal Varma and Amitabh Bachchan, Department. That film had gathered 11.50 crore in its first week and ended its lifetime at 13 crore. Now Sarkar 3 may just about touch 11.50 crore in its lifetime run, which pretty much tells the tale.
These couple of new releases have not put any dent whatsoever at the Box Office and one just hopes that the newer releases in weeks to come reverse the trend.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources