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Box office: Stree has a good first weekend, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se bombs

Amar Kaushik's horror-comedy has earned Rs31.40 crore so far, while Navaniat Singh's comedy, featuring the Deols, made only Rs6.36 crore.

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Director Amar Kaushik’s Stree opened with a decent Rs6.65 crore on Friday (31 August), as per number shared by Boxofficeindia.cm. The film, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, experienced a terrific jump during the weekend, earning Rs10.50 crore on Saturday (1 September) and Rs14.25 crore on Sunday (2 September).

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The positive reviews and word-of-mouth seem to have worked wonders for the horror-comedy. Stree is made at an estimated budget of Rs25 crore and it has made a total of Rs31.40 crore so far. Hence, it has become a safe bet for the producers.

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se, the third film in the Yamla Pagla Deewana franchise, had a poor show in its first weekend. After opening to a poor number of Rs1.65 crore on Friday, the film, starring Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby Deol, made Rs1.80 crore on Saturday and Rs2.75 crore on Sunday.

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The estimated budget of the film is Rs30 crore. Looks like the film is staring at a big defeat since its total collection currently stands at Rs6.20 crore. The second film in the franchise, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (2013) had managed to make Rs6.36 crore on its first day itself even though it was a flop.