John Abraham's spy thriller Romeo Akbar Walter witnessed an unexpected spike in its collection on Saturday. The film, which is directed by Robby Grewal, released last week on April 5 and took a decent opening of Rs 6 crore. Then over the first weekend, the film performed well and ended up making good money. But on Monday, RAW fell flat as it registered low collections and since then the espionage thriller was floating in the Rs 2 crore range at the box office on weekdays. However, the film witnessed an upward trend on second Saturday and did well at the ticket windows. Romeo Akbar Walter Box Office Collection Day 8: John Abraham's Latest Offering Rakes in Rs 34.24 Crore
Announcing the updated figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on the popular microblogging site Twitter, "#RomeoAkbarWalter witnesses a turnaround on [second] Sat... Lack of major opposition [new releases + holdover titles] - till Wed - will benefit... [Week 2] Fri 1.25 cr, Sat 2.25 cr. Total: ₹ 36.54 cr. India biz. #RAW."
While John starrer is likely to do well on Sunday too, the film will have a tough time at the box office once Karan Johar's magnum opus Kalank arrives in theatres on Wednesday, April 17. Starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, the film is directed by Abhishek Varman. Romeo Akbar Walter Box Office Collection Day 6: John Abraham and Mouni Roy's Spy Thriller Holds Up Well on Wednesday
Coming back to John, the actor has two more releases lined up this year. The talented actor-producer will first be seen in Batla House and then in Anees Bazmee's comic caper Pagalpanti. While the former is set to release on August 15, the latter will arrive in cinema halls on November 22.