It started on a positive note, but Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam is slipping at the box office. Trade experts say that the movie had a good opening, but couldn't retain the footfalls on the subsequent days.
The film, which released Wednesday, hit 3,600 screens in India and 700 screens overseas. Critics were not too impressed with the movie and wrote that "with Besharam, Ranbir sinks to a low".
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh termed the Abhinav Singh Kashyap-directed film's box office collection as an "epic disappointment".
"Besharam earned Rs 21.56 crore on Wednesday, Rs 7.13 crore on Thursday, Rs 5.68 crore on Friday and Rs 5.94 crore on Saturday. Total is Rs 40.31 crore net. Epic disappointment!," Adarsh posted on Twitter.
Besharam, which also stars Ranbir's star parents Neetu and Rishi Kapoor along with newcomer Pallavi Sharda, was made at a budget of Rs 60 crore in addition to the cost of promotions, marketing and advertising.
"First day was good, but second day onwards the performance of the film has drastically dropped. Even on weekend, I don't see any improvement," Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas said.
The movie has been co-produced by Himanshu Mehra, Sanjeev Gupta and Reliance Entertainment.