While the box office has been really kind to Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Stree, it has been giving step-motherly treatment to all the other films released so far. Stree has been towering over Mamarziyaan, Manto and Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
Stree showed good growth over its fourth Saturday of around 50% although it was less than what it showed over the first three weeks on a Saturday. The horror comedy is on course to beat the numbers of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal’s Raazi as it has already fetched Rs 114 crore so far and is looking to reach Rs 125 crore as its final tally. Its final tally till date is Rs 119.09 crores.
Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal’s film Manmarziyaan crashed in week 2 even though it went up around 50% as it collected Rs 1.25 crore on its second Saturday but it still faced a decline. The total business of the film so far in nine days is Rs 22.50 crores and is not even looking to reach Rs 25 crore nett before the second weekend is out.
Even Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam starrer Batti Gul Meter Chalu has not fared well at the box office. Although it did grow over the weekend the increase in business wasn’t substantial enough. Looks like this film failed to light up the screens.
On the other hand, Nandita Das directed and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal starrer Manto failed to rake in the moolah at the box office. The film which is a biopic on Sadat Hasan Manto might have garnered immense appreciation at Film Festivals but it failed to draw the Indian audience to theatres. Manto just collected Rs 45-50 lakhs on its first day. In its first weekend collection, the film earned a dismal Rs 1.95 crore at the domestic market.