Despite rave reviews from critics, Imtiaz Ali's Highway made a meagre Rs. 3.42 crore on Friday.
However, the Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda-starrer film picked up over the weekend. The movie collected Rs. 4.8 crore on Day Two and the collections further rose on Sunday to Rs. 5.75 crore.
Highway has grossed a total of Rs. 13.75 crore over the first weekend.
Alia Bhatt plays a rich, city girl who gets kidnapped by Randeep Hooda and then finds her inner freedom during her abduction.
Shekhar Kapur: 2 very memorable performances take you down a wonderful journey of their internal lives n anguish #Highway Thank u Imtiaz Ali for d journey..@RandeepHooda is absolutely brilliant. @aliaa08 the most refreshing entry into Hindi Cinema in recent times #Highway Go see it.
Karan Johar: #Highway is Imtiaz Ali unplugged!! Out of his comfort and totally in command...Randeep is superb and Anil Mehta's finest work to date!!! I felt like a proud Parent when I saw #Highway...Alia Bhatt is exceptional!!!
Shabana Azmi: Alia Bhatt is such a mix of vulnerability n insouciance she tears at your heart in Highway. Randeep not a false note.Imtiaz Ali take a bow
Javed Akhtar: Milestones -Nargis in Mother India Meena kumari in saheb bibi.. Nutan in BANDANI Shabana in Arth and now Alia Bhatt in Highway.
Sidharth Malhotra: Must watch my Radha on the #highway Tom,best of luck @aliaa08 hearing great things,very excited,love n kiss ;)
Mini Mathur: Just saw #Highway ..loved it from first frame till the last one. Mz @aliaa08 & Randeep Hooda have swept the floor clean with their parts
Rajkummar Rao: #Highway Take a bow Imtiaz Ali. Wat an experience it was.Superb casting @CastingChhabra .I woke up thinking about d film. Magic of Highway.
Raghu Dixit: Take a bow Alia Bhatt - you have earned a fan in me. Impeccable #Highway by Imtiaz Ali Saab. Felt so good to hear @jonitamusic on the score! Dia Mirza: #highway this film is like a good book that you wish never ended :) Go watch it! You'll want to kidnap @aliaa08 love love love!
@Heenamalik14: saw it 2 dys bck #Highway bt m still thr tht is d effct of ur performances @aliaa08 @RandeepHooda thanku @imtiaz ali proud of @aakashdahiya
@gautam62: #Highway Not even close to Ali's previous films like Jab We Met or Rockstar! Nice concept ruined by no chemistry
@janhavi_02: So saw #highway over the weekend and felt the need to tweet about it as it's the only film in almost a year that i didn't yawn in! #respect
@DamselinDreams: Watched #Highway yesterday and I still feel as if I left a significant part of me behind in the theater. Truly a movie that changes you!