Emraan Hashmi’s Azhar had an ordinary opening weekend at the domestic Box Office. The expectations were high from this controversial biopic, but the movie fails to make a substantial impact on viewers and reviewers. Though the movie witnessed some growth over the weekend, the final numbers are quite low considering the hype it has created before the release. As per the early reports coming in Azhar collected around 7.5 crores on the third day (Sunday). The first weekend collection of the movie is 0.8 crores.
Azhar Box Office Collection | Day-Wise Update
Azhar 1st day collection: 6.3 crores (8th highest opening day of 2016)
Azhar 2nd day collection: 7 crores
Azhar 3rd day collection: 7.5 crores (Early Estimates)
Azhar first weekend collection: 20.8 crores
Azhar is now the seventh highest opening weekend grosser of 2016. It has beaten the first weekend collection of the movies like Wazir, Mastizaade and Kyaa Koo Hai Hum 3.
Azhar is performing well in mass circuits and small centers where Emraan Hashmi enjoys a good fan following. The real problem remains that the movie has no takers in metros and multiplexes. Around 75% of the total three days collection is from small centers.
After an average opening weekend, it has now become all important for the movie to sustain on weekdays. Made on a budget of 40 crores, the movie needs to hold well on coming days in order to post respectable lifetime numbers at the Box Office.