New Delhi: Benefiting from the absence of any new releases this Friday, holdover titles including Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dream Girl and director Nitesh Tiwari’s comedy drama Chhichhore consolidated their business over the weekend. The former has ended its third weekend with Rs. 127 crore, while the latter is looking at Rs. 144.60 crore after the fourth weekend.
“Dream Girl is in no mood to slow down. All set to challenge the lifetime business of Badhaai Ho and emerge as Ayushmann Khurrana's highest grossing film," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
“Chhichhore continues its glorious march. Crosses lifetime business of Gully Boy. Nears Kesari, Total Dhamaal and Saaho (Hindi). Superb trending," Adarsh added.
Trade website Box Office India said Dream Girl could churn out higher numbers in its third weekend than what Chhichhore managed over the same time but it will not be able to beat the latter’s lifetime earnings given that Yash Raj Films’ action drama War arrives in theatres mid-week for the Gandhi Jayanti holiday on 2 October. Moreover, Chhichhore has already managed the third best fourth weekend of all time and crossed the lifetime earnings of hits like Stree (Rs. 124.56 crore), Badhaai Ho (Rs. 134.46 crore) and Raazi (Rs. 122.39 crore).
The consistent earnings of Dream Girl and Chhichhore did not allow newer films like Sunny Deol’s Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Sonam Kapoor and Dulquer Salmaan-starrer The Zoya Factor and Sanjay Dutt’s Prassthanam to make any gains. The three ended their first week with poor collections of Rs. 6.90 crore, Rs. 2.80 crore and Rs. 4.60 crore, respectively.