Chhapaak Box Office Day 3: Deepika Padukone starrer had a fair weekend at the box office as 19.02 crores came in. This is after Sunday brought in 7.35 crores more. While this is a jump from Saturday collections of 6.90 crores, ideally a double digit score would have helped.
Nonetheless, the film is now looking at stability ahead so as to register a decent lifetime total. Today is Lohri which means in certain pockets of the country there would be a partial holiday. That should help the collections a bit. As such, Monday numbers need to be closer to the Friday collections if the Meghna Gulzar directed film were to be in the running for three-four weeks. However, going by the weekend trend, it looks like Monday would be in the 3-4 crores range. That said, if more than 4 crores come on Monday, it would still indicate a good enough hold.
The film has clashed with Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior but then that’s okay since the two films belong to altogether diverse genres. Moreover, Chhapaak is predominantly a multiplex film and out there it has been given a good enough release by Fox Star Studios to find enough visibility that should help its cause.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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