The Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary had quite a weak first weekend at the box office as there wasn’t much anticipation for the film that it could gain something extraordinary on Saturday and Sunday. All this Sidharth Malhotra starrer film needed was really a big jump at the box office but nothing special happened for it. Its first weekend collections were as low as 13 crores.
It is not good news for the film ‘Aiyaary’ as it’s an expensive film and the first weekend matters a lot to cover huge making cost for any film. The film’s collections in the first weekend can be evaluated by the fact that the collections are way lesser than similar genre film, Naam Shabana. ‘Naam Shabana’ was also a Neeraj Pandey production film and was made at a much lesser cost. Yet, it had collected 18.76Cr over the weekend (also advantaged by the star presence of Akshay Kumar). However, the word of mouth was better for the film and that’s why it helped it in to reach the respectable total lifetime of 37.25 Crores. In case of Aiyaary, it seems to be quite a tough task for the film to touch that.
Aiyaary is most probable to do better business than Sidharth Malhotra’s A Gentleman (20.7 crores) but it has to be witnessed if it manages to beat his Ittefaq (30 crores) and Baar Baar Dekho (32 crores). This film deserves better numbers as the overall content is much better than what some of the reviews may suggest.