R Balki’s Chup fares well, ropes in Rs 5.13 crore in two days: Report
The collections dropped from Rs 3.06 crore on Day 1 to Rs 2.07 crore on the second day
After a series of duds at the box office with big budget films like Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan tanking, R Balki’s Chup: Revenge of The Artist is faring well. The serial killer thriller managed to rope in Rs 3.06 crore on opening day, as per the makers. The collections witnessed a slight drop to Rs 2.07 crore on Saturday, which brought the total to Rs 5.13 crore in two days. As the film released on National Cinema Day (September 23), the low price of tickets at Rs 75 were also helpful in pulling in crowds.
Nevertheless, the film has put up a good show against Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, which is continuing to mint money in its third week, though it still has a long way to go before it can be declared as a blockbuster. The film earned Rs 5 crore on its third Saturday.
Prior to its release, Chup had seen astronomical ticket sales as well. By last Wednesday, the film had sold over 63,000 tickets across India. And, on the day of its release, the film sold almost 4 lakh tickets, which is more than the total number of tickets sold for Ajay Devgn’s Runway 34, Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey and Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar.
Chup chronicles the murders by a serial killer, who targets critics and carves stars into the bodies of his victims. The film stars Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary. It has been bankrolled by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Jayantilal Gada, Anil Naidu and Gauri Shinde.