‘Mohenjo Daro’ six-day collection at Rs 47 cr is disappointing

Hrithik Roshan starred in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ after a gap of over one year, but the film’s box-office earnings have turned out to be a disappointment for the actor and his fans, as well as the filmmakers.

The epic adventure romance set in the backdrop of the Indus Valley Civilization released in over 2600 screens across the country and collected Rs. 40.90 crore in four-day weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures and posted, “#MohenjoDaro Fri 8.87 cr, Sat 9.60 cr, Sun 12.07 cr, Mon 10.36 cr. Total: ? 40.90 cr. India biz.”

On fifth day, i.e. Tuesday, the box-office collection saw a huge dip bring in only Rs. 3.10 crore, while its sixth day collection on Wednesday is estimated Rs. 3 crore. The six-day box-office earnings of ‘Mohenjo Daro’ stand at Rs. 47 crores (approx.).

Although ‘Mohenjo Daro’ became the sixth highest opening grosser of 2016, it is seen as a disappointment due to the enormous budget involved in its making. The movie was made on a budget of Rs. 100 crore and had spent another Rs. 15 crore on promotion.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker and Hrithik expected to rekindle the magic of their 2008 hit ‘Jodha Akbar’, but, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ received stiff competition from Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ which is on its way to enter the Rs. 100 crore club.

Co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur’s UTV Motion Pictures and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, the period film marked the debut of Pooja Hegde. The film also features Kabir Bedi, Arunoday Singh and Manish Chaudhary among others.