Grabbing more numbers than the previous days, debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh’s Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead, has been climbing the ladder of success at the box office but at snail pace. Increasing with bare minimum speed, Dharma Productions’ first horror flick collected a total of Rs 16.36 crore. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan Drops Out From Dostana 2: Real Reason Why Karan Johar Ousted Him From The Sequel

Sharing the freshly minted figures on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#Bhoot struggles, doesn’t make the desired noise at ticket window… Witnesses minimal growth on Day 2 and 3… Finds limited patronage at multiplexes… Sustaining well from Mon to Thu is pivotal… Fri 5.10 cr, Sat 5.52 cr, Sun 5.74 cr. Total: ₹ 16.36 cr. #India biz. #VickyKaushal versus #VickyKaushal… *Opening Weekend* biz… 2019: #Uri ₹ 35.73 cr 2018: #Raazi ₹ 32.94 cr 2020: #Bhoot ₹ 16.36 cr 2018: #Manmarziyaan ₹ 14.33 cr 2016: #RamanRaghav 2.0 ₹ 3.98 cr Note: #Sanju is not included in this list. #India biz. (sic)” Also Read - Why Karan Johar Never Released Koochie Koochie Hota Hai - Animated Version of K2H2 Despite Dropping Its Trailer

Produced by Karan Johar under his home banner, Dharma Productions, Bhoot features Vicky playing the role of a servicing officer who has been assigned to examine a stranded ‘haunted’ ship that has appeared at the coast of Mumbai from nowhere. The moment he steps inside the ship, strange things start happening to him. Vicky’s character gets stranded inside the ship as the ghost of a kid tries to kill him. In one of the scariest scenes, the ghost of the girl is seen walking upside down on the ceiling of the room.

The film features Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in important roles. A flood of disappointment from fans trended on Twitter on the opening day as they compared Vicky’s performance with that in Uri and Raazi and concluded that Bhoot failed to spook-out and aimlessly stocked scary moments.