Playing in limited theatres with screen count of 400, Lipstick Under My Burkha has collected Rs 1.22 crore on opening day.
Before Lipstick Under My Burkha could hit the silver screens, the film faced strong opposition from the Censor Board for its content. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had refused to clear the movie, saying the story is 'lady-oriented’ and their fantasy 'above life’. But to the filmmaker’s relief, Lipstick Under My Burkha was welcomed by the audience with open arms.
Playing in limited theatres with screen count of 400, Lipstick Under My Burkha collected Rs 1.22 crore on opening day. Owing to the film’s small budget of Rs 4.5 crore the film did decent business as compared to its peers, despite low earnings on day one. However, it took Lipstick Under My Burkha only 24 hours to double its earnings and the film grossed Rs 2.17 crore on day two.
The film continued its strong performance on day three and collected Rs 2.41 crore, taking the three-day total to Rs 5.80 crore. But, on Monday the film went back to its pre-weekend numbers with collections worth Rs 1.28 crore.
The film is facing competition from Tiger Shroff-starrer Munna Michael and Christopher Nolan’s new venture Dunkirk. Budgeted at around Rs 45 crore and showing in 3000 screens, Shroff’s dance drama raked in Rs 6.62 crore on release day and over the weekend collected approximately Rs 14 crore, according to a Box Office India report. In three days the film has managed to add Rs 21.67 crore in total but on Monday Munna Michael saw a big drop of over 50 percent as the film grossed Rs 3-3.25 crore.
On the other hand, Lipstick Under My Burkha is standing strong at the box office and the film may head for a first week total of around Rs 10 crore. The film is likely to hold up well enough in the second week to easily cover its production and promotion budget from its theatrical business.Despite winning 11 international film festival awards, the movie faced resistance from the Censor Board and 27 scenes from the film were edited. But, it looks like the censorship has not stopped moviegoers from paying a visit to the theatres to watch Lipstick Under My Burkha.