The Sky Is Pink weekend box office: The Priyanka Chopra-starrer takes a nosedive

Published: Oct 14, 2019, 13:42 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra's Bollywood comeback, The Sky Is Pink, has failed to do as well as expected at the box office. Released on October 11, the film has managed to collect only Rs 10.70 crore on its first weekend.

Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Shonali Bose
Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and Shonali Bose

Priyanka Chopra made her comeback to Hindi cinema after a hiatus of three years with Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink. The film, which also stars Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and newcomer Rohit Saraf, has taken quite a nosedive at the box office. The Sky Is Pink hit theatres on October 11 and, so far, has only minted Rs 10.70 crore at the box office.

Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the box office number on his Twitter handle. He wrote, "#TheSkyIsPink is dull... Gathered momentum on Day 2 [Sat], but fell flat on Day 3 [Sun], more so towards evening shows... Even its target audience - the multiplex crowd - didn't embrace it wholeheartedly... Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 4 cr, Sun 4.20 cr. Total: Rs 10.70 cr. #India biz."

The Sky Is Pink earned Rs 2.50 crore on its first day and Rs 4 crore on Saturday. The movie is facing stiff competition from hits like Joker and War. Shonali Bose's film is the true story of a couple, which is narrated by their teenage daughter - Aisha Chaudhary (Zaira Wasim). Aisha becomes a motivational speaker after being diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

While the film garnered a lot of praise and a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, it hasn't been doing well in India. It is co-produced by Priyanka Chopra, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

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