Directed by Ranjit M Tiwari, Bell Bottom also stars Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi along with Akshay Kumar. The film did a business of Rs 2.75 crore on the first day on Thursday. The film did a business of Rs 2.5 crore on Friday, Rs 3 crore on Saturday and Rs 4.5 crore on Sunday. The film has earned Rs 1.90 crore on Monday. In this way, the film has done a business of Rs 14.65 crore in the first 5 days.
Will cross 20 crore mark this week
Looking at Monday’s earnings, it is being speculated that the film will first cross the Rs 20 crore mark by the end of this week. ‘Bell Bottom’ has been released at a time when theaters are still closed in many states of the country including Maharashtra due to Corona infection. After the lockdown, there are 8000 cinema screens across the country. Due to the closure of theaters in Maharashtra, the film is losing at least 20 percent every day in its earnings. However, the makers have shown courage by releasing the film in theaters amidst 50 per cent seating capacity and opening of cinema halls in select states.
Film doing well in UK too
The overseas collection of ‘Bell Bottom’ is also fine. The film earned Rs 43.31 lakh in the UK in the first three days. The film has been released in 53 cinemas in the UK. On the opening day, the film earned Rs 11.24 lakh there. Whereas on Saturday its earnings were Rs 18.28 lakh there. The makers and Akshay Kumar himself also agree that these are difficult days for cinema in terms of earnings. Talking about the box office earnings before the release of the film, Akshay Kumar had said that if the film earns even Rs 30 crore in the current situation, then it will be like a figure of 100 crores. Whereas if the earning becomes 50 crores then it will be like touching the 150 crore mark.
Till Thursday, the film has a chance to earn!
‘Bell Bottom’ has time till Thursday to earn a lot at the box office. This is because on August 27, Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi’s ‘Chehre’ will also release in theatres. In such a situation, more or less, it is going to have an impact on the earnings of ‘Bell Bottom’. Market experts believe that ‘Bell Bottom’ will earn Rs 20 crore this week. In such a situation, the film’s lifetime earnings are likely to go up to 25 crores. However, if some more theaters open in the meantime, then this figure can also reach 30 crores.