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Box office: Saaho struggles to maintain its pace, all-India collection touches Rs247.50 crore nett

Interestingly, the Hindi version of the Prabhas-starrer has outperformed the Southern language versions.

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The Prabhas-starrer Saaho opened to a magnificent number of Rs88 crore nett in India across all three languages. After a fine collection of Rs51 crore each on the next two days, the film retained a decent hold on the partial public holiday on Monday 2 September as it made Rs31 crore nett. 

However, from here on, the numbers of Saaho have been dropping consistently all over India. The Sujeeth film made only Rs10.50 crore nett on Wednesday, 4 September, as per figures shared by BoxOfficeIndia.com. 

Surprisingly, Saaho's Hindi version has done much better than the Telugu and Tamil versions, though the Hindi numbers have also fallen. Of the Rs10.50 crore nett the film made yesterday, Rs6.75 crore came from the Hindi version. Clearly, the Southern audience has not taken to Prabhas's action thriller as much.

The total domestic collection of Saaho, which also stars Shraddha Kapoor, currently stands at Rs247.50 crore nett. While the number by itself is impressive, it pales in front of the film's budget of a whopping Rs350 crore. The rate at which the film's collections are coming down, Saaho may well struggle to get past Rs300 crore nett at the domestic box office (though the global collections topped that mark in the first four days itself).

The poor reviews and negative word-of-mouth publicity did not seem to affect the film in the first weekend, probably because most of the bookings were done in advance. But now the feedback is clearly hurting the film.