Mohenjo Daro Second Day Box Office Report
Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde starrer ‘Mohenjo Daro’ has received mix response on box offices as it managed to earn Rs 8.87 crore on the opening day. The movie is facing a stiff competition from Akshay Kumar’s Rustom, which is set to beat Mohenjo Daro with a margin of around Rs 3 to Rs 5 crore. Also, the Independence Day fervour is adding more crowd to Rustom’s shows. Though, the experts believed that Hrithik Roshan powered Mohenjo Daro’s box office collections are set to improve as next three days (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) are holidays.
Mohenjo Daro box office collections inside India was Rs 8.87 crore while its gross collection worldwide stood at Rs 12.54 crore. Ashutosh Gowariker directed Mohenjo Daro is fictional recreation of thousands year old Indus Valley civilisation. The movie has received mix reviews from the media houses ranging from 1.5 star to 3.5 star. The Rs 115-crore budget film has failed to impress as it lacks substance and does not completely relates to the theme. Critics have claimed that the movie is much like a fairy-tale rather being based on historical facts.
So, go to watch Mohenjo Daro if you are a Hrithik Roshan fan and his style and dancing skills are enough to drag you to theaters. This is the second collaboration of director Ashutosh and the leading star Hrithik after 2008’s Jodha Akhbar. Being high budgeted, promoted and star powered movie, Mohenjo Daro raised the expectations of moviegoers to the peak, which has now resulted in little disappointment but this happens.
The only silver lining, even if one can call it one, is the fact that the film has a larger number of screens. However, even that hasn’t helped the film gain much as Saturday collections too were just 9.5 crore*. This is just not happening for a film which, as per trade estimates, has cost over 100 crore. Even if the film has recovered over 60% of the costs (as per the buzz going around), the film needs over 80 crore theatrically just to break even.