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Dilwale falls flat at the box office on the 8th day despite Christmas holiday
Although Rohit Shetty's Dilwale opened with a bang by turning up as the 3rd highest grosser of 2015 with collections of 102.65 crore, the movie fell flat at the domestic box office on its second Friday.

As per official reports the box office collections of Dilwale on the eighth day were just Rs 8.11 crore, despite Friday being the holiday of Christmas. With just 8 crore on its second Friday, the total domestic box office collections of Dilwale are just Rs 110.76 crore.

Speculations were abuzz that Dilwale would not do well even before its release after Sharukh Khan had received a lot of backlash for commenting on the rising intolerance in the country. Numerous social media campaigns were started to boycott the film.

To make matters worse for Dilwale, it released on the same day as Bajirao Mastani, the magnum opus directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In contrast Bajirao Mastani has been doing exceptionally well at the box office by earning Rs 13 crore on Friday, the 8th day of its release, which is 67% more than Dilwale.

With Rs 110.76 crore in its kitty, Dilwale is the fourth highest grosser of 2015 so far only behind Bajrangi Bhaijaan (320.5 crore), Prem Rattan Dhan Payo (208 crore) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (152 crore).

What should be more worrying for Shah Rukh and Rohit Shetty is that things are not expected to improve for Dilwale, with Star Wars The Force Awakens releasing yesterday on Christmas.

Moreover, the reviews of Dilwale have been poor and most people who have watched the movie have given it thumbs down. In view of its poor performance on the second Friday of its release, it seems impossible that Dilwale will be able to touch the Rs 200 crore mark, which SRK's last two releases Chennai Express (227 crore) and Happy New Year (203 crore) had touched with minimal efforts. 

So better luck next time SRK. Try with a better and sensible script next time or you will again say that India is intolerant. Who says we are, after all we tolerated Dilwale, didn't we?

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