Sixth Day Total Collection of Mohenjo Daro
Mohenjo Daro may have become the sixth highest opener of 2016 at the box office but the Hrithik Roshan film is still being described as below par. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the period drama set in the Indus Valley Civilisation opened to largely unfavourable reviews on August 12. Starring Hrithik and Pooja Hegde, Mohenjo Daro’s Friday box office collections were disappointing at Rs 8.87 crore. Saturday saw a marginal increase (Rs 9.6 crore) and the film appeared to be rallying on Sunday with Rs 10.36 crore earning at BO. However, Monday — which was a holiday on the account of Independence Day — saw a dip with the film earning Rs 10.36 crore.
Mohenjo Daro could not benefit much from the public holiday on Monday. On its fifth day too, the film has collected approximately in the range of 3.50 crores. It now stands with a total of 44.25 crores at the domestic box office. It is highly disappointing that a film starring a big star like Hrithik is struggling to make 50 crores in 5 days. Mohenjo Daro is low on buzz and has shown a poor performance at the multiplexes in most metros. The film’s lack of connectivity with the audiences thanks to its period setting seems to be cause of concern.
On the next day i.e. Wednesday, as expected it faced abrupt fall in its occupancy and estimated to add the amount of 2.96 crores to its account with around 20% of drop than Friday. With this, total 6 days collection of Mohenjo Daro will become 47.21 crores across the country. With Rs 40.9 crore in the first weekend collections, this Hrithik comeback of sorts is way behind Akshay Kumar’s Rustom which also released on August 12 and earned Rs 68.23 crore at the box office. Why Mohenjo Daro is being described as a disappointment is its budget.
Made at a cost of Rs 100 crore with Rs 15 crore in promotions, the film is far more flabby than Rustom that is made at Rs 50 crore. There is a festive weekend ahead. The four-day weekend ending with Independence Day will be followed by a bank holiday on Wednesday and Rakshabandhan on Thursday (18 August). Those who have already watched Rustom are likely to give Mohenjo Daro a chance. Also, the film has already made Rs 60 crore from sale of rights.