After a couple of postponements, Neeraj Pandey's crime-thriller Aiyaary released solo on February 16. However, it failed to impress both audience and critics. While critics gave their verdict on the very first day, calling it a lengthy film with loopholes in the script, viewers too, doesn't seem much interested in watching the movie. Well, it is not us who are saying this but it is the box office numbers which says so.
Aiyaary which saw an underwhelming start on the first day, improved a bit on Saturday. The film minted Rs4.04 crore on the second day, which is better than Rs 3.36 which it earned on its opening day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the film's business. He wrote, ''#Aiyaary witnessed an upward trend on Sat, but the 2-day total is underwhelming... Biz is better in metros... Fri 3.36 cr, Sat 4.04 cr. Total: ₹ 7.40 cr. India biz.'' Writing about its overseas business, the trade analyst tweeted: ''#Aiyaary - OVERSEAS...Fri $ 419,000 Sat $ 292,000..Total: $ 711,000 [₹ 4.57 cr]…2-day biz is 40% higher than #NaamShabana in international markets.''
#Aiyaary witnessed an upward trend on Sat, but the 2-day total is underwhelming... Biz is better in metros... Fri 3.36 cr, Sat 4.04 cr. Total: ₹ 7.40 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 18, 2018
Hollywood movie Black Panther which released on the same day is performing better than its Bollywood counterpart. The Marvel film earned Nett Rs 5.60 cr on its first day, which also includes earnings - Rs 35 lac - from Thursday, i.e. February 15, which saw paid previews of the film at selected movie theaters across the country.
#BlackPanther witnessed decent growth on Day 2... Thu previews + Fri 5.60 cr, Sat 6.65 cr. Total: ₹ 12.25 cr Nett BOC… Gross BOC: ₹ 15.71 cr. India biz... Note: Hindi + English.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 18, 2018
Aiyaary is Neeraj Pandey’s crime-thriller which chronicles the dark world of arms dealing. It stars Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah.