Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon’s Dilwale opened with a bang when it released on December 18, but it had been steadily declining since the first Monday itself. This week it saw a huge fall in occupancy and collections but it continued to rake in the moolah at a very slow pace. The film had ended week 2 at just Rs 133.87 crore . The film has now added another Rs 7.71 crore in the third weekend.
It added Rs 3.41 crore on this Friday, Rs 1.90 crore on Sunday and Rs 2.40 crore on Sunday, to take its total collection to Rs 141.58 crore at the end of the third weekend at the domestic box office. While it was expected that the film would cross the Rs 150 crore by the end of the 3rd weekend, it didn’t happen because of the sharp drop in week 2. As trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed in his tweet, “#Dilwale Week 1: 102.65 cr. Week 2: 31.22 cr. Week 3: Fri 3.41 cr, Sat 1.90 cr, Sun 2.40 cr. Grand total: Rs 141.58 cr. India biz.”
The film has performed very well at the International box office too earning near about Rs 150 crore. It has created a few records in the overseas markets, however no such luck over here in India. With mixed reviews, less public interest and a bad word of mouth publicity, the film is expected to see a dip again today and may be out of majority of the theatres by Friday when the Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar-starrer, Wazir releases.