Hasee Toh Phasee was expected to dominate the weekend business at the box office and dominate it did, despite an unenthusiastic start on Friday with just Rs 4.90 crore as box office collections. Saturday and Sunday witnessed further escalation.
Here's a look at the Hasee Toh Phasee box office collections (day-wise figures):
* Friday: Rs 4.90 crore
* Saturday: Rs 6.30 crore
* Sunday: Rs 7.30 crore
* Monday: Rs 2.90 crore
Total: Rs 21.30 crore nett (India business only)
Hasee Toh Phasee has sprung a surprise in the international markets also. The opening weekend total for the film's box office collections had been $1.027 million (Rs 6.41 crore) with $291,790 (Rs 1.82 crore) from the US, 76,023 (Rs 77.64 lakh) from the UK, $43,147 (Rs 26.90 lakh) from Canada, A$58,842 (Rs 32.70 lakh) from Australia, AED 15,20,580 (Rs 2.57 crore) from UAE-GCC.
Interestingly, Hasee Toh Phasee has fared better than earlier Parineeti Chopra-starrer Shuddh Desi Romance in the UK, Australia and New Zealand while the later is ahead in the US and UAE-GCC region.
The Parineeti Chopra-starrer rom-com has been embraced warmly by a section of the audience and Hasee Toh Phasee's box office collections are expected to maintain a steady progress in the coming weekdays.
(Box office collection figures quoted here are courtesy Taran Adarsh)