TE3N box office collections: The new release of the week, which stars Amitabh Bachchan, has logged lifetime earnings of Rs 12.52 cr, after having taken Rs 2.61 cr on its opening day and Rs 11.13 crore in its opening weekend.
TE3N needed to bring in numbers equivalent (or at least close) to that of Friday (Rs 2.61 crore) during the weekdays, in order to have a good chance at the Box Office. At the bare minimum, collections had to be in excess of Rs 2 crore right from Monday itself. However, the numbers have been around 1.40 crore, which is a definite fall from what it earned on Friday. The signs were there though, since after a good jump on Saturday (Rs 3.96 crore); collections on Sunday (Rs 4.55 crore) hadn’t seen a major push.
Now, with Rs 12.53 crore in its kitty, TE3N would struggle to reach close to the Rs 20 crore mark at the end of its first week.
In comparison, Amitabh Bachchan’s last release Wazir (which belonged to the same genre and incidentally had a similar premise of being a revenge drama) had collected Rs 21.01 crore in its opening weekend itself (and still hadn’t turned out to be a reasonable success).
For TE3N, the journey is even tougher since Udta Punjab is now releasing this Friday, which means the shows would be largely curtailed in the second week.
By Joginder Tuteja