An industry source says, "The second weekend hasn't been smiling upon the Khan-daan as much as they were expecting. The Friday numbers added up to only Rs 4.5 crore, Saturday to Rs 5.5 crore and Sunday jumping to Rs 9 crore, earning Rs 19 crore over the weekend."
The film's total now stands at Rs 126 crore. Distributor Akshaye Rathi says, "Dabangg 2 has performed extremely well at the BO, but if certain external factors had favoured it better, the film would have been on a different level by now.
The Indo-Pak cricket series and all the news about the heinous Delhi gang-rape grabbed the attention of the country (and justifiably so), keeping a lot of people from going to the cinemas." In addition to this, he adds that a lot of people are also on Christmas and New Year vacation. The trade pundits say that now only a miracle can make Dabangg 2 go past the Rs 200 crore mark. Let's just wait and watch.