Ajay Devgn’s “Singham Returns” has no stopping at the box-office and the big news is that the flick has now crossed Rs 100 cr mark worldwide.
The movie witnessed a 40 % fall in its collection on Monday and made Rs 14.78 cr with the total domestic collection being Rs 92.47 cr nett. Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted the movie’s per day collections which were as follows: on Friday 32.09 cr, on Saturday 21.05 cr, on Sunday 24.55 cr, on Monday 14.78 cr, Total: Rs 92.47 cr nett.
Overseas the movie made Rs 14.60 cr in its first weekend making the gross total beyond Rs 100 cr worldwide. It collected around $100,000 in Nepal, $600,000 in Gulf regions, $650,000 in US/Canada and £150,000 in United Kingdom. Taran tweeted abou the weekend opening being approx $ 2.4 million [Rs 14.60 cr].
The Rohit Shetty cop drama is all set to surpass its prequel “Singham”, whose lifetime collection stood at Rs 100.30 nett in India. “Singham Returns” had mixed reviews with some critics in favour of the movie which may have contributed partly to its box-office returns.
India today gave the movie 3 stars and said that the movie “is strictly for fans”. Hindustan times gave two stars and said the movie is watchable for the action. Mohar Basu of Koimoi said Ajay Devgan and his punches are the only thinkg that manage to drive the wafer thin plotline and gave 2.5 stars. Critic Rajeev Masand also gave 2.5 stars saying the story is predictable and tires one out eventually.
The movie which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ashwini Kalsekar, Anupam Kher and Amol Gupte is this years second biggest grosser after Salman Khan’s “Kick” which made Rs 98.14 cr within four days of its release in India.
The movie, made at a budget of Rs 115 crore (US$19 million) is expected to continue to do a rock-steady business this week with a gross of 110 cr by Thursday from India alone.