Vijay Devarakonda’s Liger showed no signs of any improvement in the first weekend at the domestic box office. After a below-par start on Thursday, the film’s collections nosedived on the second day due to the scathing reviews and embarrassing word of mouth. The domestic collections further plunged on the third day which is a signal that it is going to be a huge debacle at the box office.
As per the reliable trade reports, Liger collected just over one Crore share on its third day in the Telugu States which is a huge drop considering that it collected 9.6 Crores share on its first day and 1.5 Crores on its second day. By the end of three days, the share in the Telugu States is 12.2 Crores.
Liger was sold for astronomical prices in all territories and it needed to collect more than 90 Crores worldwide to put its buyers in a safe zone. But as per the current trend, the film is likely to end below 35 Crores share. Till now, Liger collected 21 Crores share including all areas.
The Hindi belt, where the makers have aggressively promoted the film, is the only segment where the collections are decent in the first three days. It needs a miracle turnaround from here on to lessen the losses or else it would incur more than 55 Crores loss for its buyers.