Salman Khan’s latest release Dabangg 2 may have got off to a flying start, but looks like the film has failed to meet expectations over its second weekend. The action flick had set the cash registers ringing in the opening weekend itself after raking in over Rs 60 crore. It even managed to break into the exclusive Rs 100 crore club during its first week with a figure of Rs 107 crore.
An industry source says, “The second weekend hasn’t been smiling upon the Khan-daan as much as they were expecting. The Friday numbers added up to only Rs 4.5 crore, Saturday to Rs 5.5 crore and Sunday jumping to Rs 9 crore, earning Rs 19 crore over the weekend.”
The film’s total now stands at Rs 126 crore. Distributor Akshaye Rathi says, “Dabangg 2 has performed extremely well at the BO, but if certain external factors had favoured it better, the film would have been on a different level by now.
The Indo-Pak cricket series and all the news about the heinous Delhi gang-rape grabbed the attention of the country (and justifiably so), keeping a lot of people from going to the cinemas.” In addition to this, he adds that a lot of people are also on Chistmas and New Year vacation. The trade pundits say that now only a miracle can make Dabangg 2 go past the Rs 200 crore mark. Let’s just wait and watch.