Merry Christmas Box Office Day 5: Katrina Kaif-Vijay Sethupathi's film's steady run sees a slight drop

    Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi's crime thriller Merry Christmas earned Rs 1.15 crore at the box office on Tuesday. 

    Merry Christmas Box Office Day 5: Katrina Kaif-Vijay Sethupathi's film's steady run sees a slight drop

    Sriram Raghavan’s Merry Christmas featuring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi largely opened to positive reviews from critics. Despite that, the film failed to attract audience to the theatres. In five days of release, the film has been having a steady run with unexpectedly low box office numbers. On Tuesday, the film managed to earn over Rs 1 crore in India.

    As per the industry tracker Sacnilk, Merry Christmas had a low earning of Rs 2.45 crore on its opening day (Friday). The collection witness a slight rise on Day 2(Saturday) and Day 3(Sunday), earning Rs 3.45 crore and Rs 3.83 crore respectively. On the first Monday, the earnings saw a major drop, registering Rs 1.65 crore at the box office. On Tuesday, the film collected Rs 1.15 crore, and had an had an overall 10.25% Hindi Occupancy and 26/04 % Tamil occupancy. The total collection of the film now stands at Rs 12.53 crore in India.

    Merry Christmas arrived in theatres on January 12 amid huge anticipation. The film revolves around two strangers whose lives turn upside down on an uneventful Christmas Eve. The film was shot in both Hindi and Tamil with different supporting casts. The film has Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand in its Hindi version. Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams feature in the Tamil version. Radhika Apte and Ashwini Kalsekar have made special cameos in both versions.

    Several celebrities took to their respective social media to praise Sriram’s directorial. Anurag Kashyap wrote, “Love this film .. @sriram.raghavanofficial has never known to play safe and this time has gone a made hitchcockian love story with two actors belonging to different cultures and them coming together on Christmas Eve. He again does new things and creates a slow burn with a terrific pay off." Backed by Ramesh Taurani, Jaya Taurani, Sanjay Routray and Kewal Garg under Tips Films and Matchbox Pictures, the film is reportedly based on a Frédéric Dard's French novel Le Monte-charge (Bird in a Cage).