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Box-office — xXx: Return Of Xander Cage earns a decent Rs15.25 crore on opening weekend


The Deepika Padukone-starrer will face a tough battle at the box-office from today onwards. 

Keyur Seta

DJ Caruso’s Hollywood flick xXx: Return Of Xander Cage released in India on 14 January, six days before it hit the screens in international markets. The Vin Diesel-starrer has been much talked about in India since it marks the debut of Deepika Padukone in Hollywood. 

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Surprisingly, the makers decided to release the film on a Saturday. A day before, there were paid previews from evening onwards. 

The film earned Rs7 crore on Saturday and Rs6.25 crore on Sunday. The Friday paid previews earned the film Rs2 crore (approx). This takes its overall weekend collections to a decent Rs15.25 crore, as per figures shared by BoxOfficeIndia.com. It is also believed that its Sunday collections were affected by the important cricket match between India and England. Through its Saturday collection, it entered the list of top five opening day for a Hollywood film in India.

However,  xXx: Return Of Xander Cage would have earned much more in the weekend if it was released on Friday, as per the usual practice. Now, the film will have to face a difficult weekday period a day early. Since the word-of-mouth hasn’t been positive, it isn’t expected to churn a good amount in the weekdays. 

xXx: Return Of Xander Cage has also been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.