After taking a decent start at the box-office, Nayanthara’s solo lead starrer, Dora, fell away during the rest of the weekend, owing to the average reviews and middling word-of-mouth, which have hit it quite hard. The film dropped over both Saturday and Sunday, giving it nothing more than a face-saving opening weekend gross of Rs. 4.95 crore at the worldwide box-office. The Tamil Nadu collections were the worst hit, which resulted in a steep decline in the overall numbers.
Tamil Nadu Gross (INR)
|Rest of India + Rest of the World Gross (INR)||Worldwide Gross (INR)|
|Day One (Friday)||1.60 crore||0.70 crore||2.30 crore|
|Day Two (Saturday)||1.10 crore||0.40 crore||1.50 crore|
|Day Three (Sunday)||1.30 crore||0.50 crore||1.80 crore|
|Total||4.0 crore||1.60 crore||5.60 crore|
In comparison, Maya, which was Lady Superstar’s last solo release and also belonged to the horror genre, had opened lower than Dora, but the positive reviews and fantastic word-of-mouth saw it ultimately post much-more conducive weekend figures.
|Film||Day One Gross (INR)||Opening Weekend Gross (INR)|
|Dora||2.30 crore||5.60 crore|
|Maya||2.20 crore||6.15 crore|
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The well-controlled budget coupled with the smart marketing campaign and Nayanthara’s star power has allowed the film some semblance of breathing space even after witnessing drops over the weekend. However, if it doesn’t hold well over the weekdays, then Dora would turn out to be just an average fare at the box-office. Monday is going to be a big test for the film.
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Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.