The fourth installment of the erotic thriller franchise Hate Story hit the theatres on March 9. Competing against Taapsee Pannu’s Dil Juunglee and Ranuka Shahne and Richa Chadha starrer 3 Storeys, Hate Story 4 emerged victorious at the box office with its opening weekend collection of Rs 12.57 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest collection of Urvashi Rautela satrrer and wrote, “#HateStory4 Fri 3.76 cr, Sat 4.19 cr, Sun 4.62 cr. Total: ₹ 12.57 cr. India biz… #HateStoryIV”.
On Sunday, Hate Story 4’s earnings witnessed a decent increase with a collection Rs 4.62 crore. What remains to be seen is whether the Karan Wahi film will fare well on the week days. Trade analyst Girish Johar had earlier predicted that Hate Story 4 will end up collecting more than Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend. With the erotic thriller’s growing popularity, that does seem like the case.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 12, 2018
Audiences had high expectations from this Urvashi Rautela and Karan Wahi starrer for it comes from a franchise that has been consistently entertaining audiences since the series’ first part came out in 2012. It has been helmed by Vishal Pandya, who also directed the previous two installments.
Directed by Vishal Pandya and written by Sameer Arora, the movie did not find favour with the critics. However, there is a certain section of the population who approve of Hate Story 4. As trade analyst Girish Johar had said, “Hate Story 4 has built a loyal fan base for itself among the masses and it is expected to do well in two-tier cities, majorly on single screens.”