On its fifth day, Race 3 has started playing as per the merits. The film dropped big as the collections entered the single digit zone sooner than later. One would have expected that even in the worst case scenario, the numbers would stay on to be over the 10 crore mark at least till Thursday. However that was not the case as Tuesday collections were a mere 9.50 crore*. This is also a major fall when compared to Monday numbers of 14.24 crore.
The film currently stands at 130 crore* and now it won’t be able to reach 150 crore before the end of first week. As a matter of fact at least 160 crore were required in these seven days if the Salman Khan starrer had to stay in contention for the 200 Crore Club lifetime. However Monday drop and now Tuesday fall means that the entry into the coveted club is out of question.
Yet again after last year’s Tubelight, it has been proven all over again that if the content is not accepted by the audience then even a superstar’s presence can only allow as much distance to be covered. In case of Tubelight there wasn’t much big screen entertainment to entice audience into theatres. Now in Race 3 production values and action ensured that there was an initial but then the word of mouth has played truant and the heat can be felt.
One waits to see if today and tomorrow the film would at least settle around 8-9 crore mark each or there would be further fall.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources