Guwahati: Kangana Ranaut-starrer action film Dhaakad had the dubious honour of collecting only Rs 4,420 on the eighth day of its theatrical journey, and selling only 20 tickets across the country. These figures are as per Bollywood Hungama. That the film was a disaster was apparent from day one itself. Overall, Dhaakad has made around Rs 3 crore, continuing Kangana’s long streak of box office underperformance.
Dhaakad reportedly cost between Rs 80 crore to Rs 90 crore to make, and according to a separate Bollywood Hungama report, is struggling to find streaming distribution as the producers didn’t crack the deals prior to release.
Directed by Razneesh Ghai, Dhaakad also stars Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, and Saswata Chatterjee. Dhaakad received mixed reviews, but moviegoers seem to have given the film a complete pass.
The horror-comedy sequel Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which released concurrently with Dhaakad, has turned a huge profit. At the time of writing, it is on the verge of crossing Rs 100 crore. The Anees Bazmee directorial, which is a sequel to the 2007 film, stars Kartik Aaryan, Tabu and Kiara Advani.
The OTT and TV rights are usually sold before a film releases, but the makers of Dhaakad waited for its release in theatres, in a bid to get a good deal. However, according to Bollywood Hungama, the producers may not make a big profit from the film’s OTT and satellite rights sale because of its box office disaster and the makers are trying to woo an OTT giant but there has been no confirmation on the deal yet.