Ranveer Singh’s Simmba has become his biggest solo hit at the box office. According to estimates, the Rohit Shetty film has netted a total of Rs 76 crore on its opening weekend in India.
Box Office India estimates that Simba box office collection after the first weekend stands at an estimated Rs 75 crore. The Rohit Shetty film made Rs 31 crore on Sunday, growing from strength to strength after a solid debut of Rs 20.72 crore on Friday, followed by Rs 23 crore on Saturday. The report says that film has performed exceptionally well in Gujarat and Mumbai, its leading markets.
The film has made at least Rs 29 crore in international markets, including $1.7million (Rs 11 crore) on its opening weekend in USA and Canada, according to Box Office Mojo. This takes the film’s worldwide total to over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend, with more international numbers expected.
Ranveer’s previous biggest hits include his three films with now wife Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela, Bajiraro Mastani and Padmaavat, which made Rs 112crore, Rs 183 crore and Rs 282 crore in India, respectively. Padmaavat, his most successful film at the box office, made Rs 114 crore in India on an extended five-day opening, despite the film not being screened in certain markets. It was speculated that the film could have made an additional Rs 35 crore had its release not been impacted by protests.
Much awaited movie of this year, Student of the Year 2 releases today. Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey starrer has created quite a buzz for its fresh cast, debutants and buzz from the sets. Being a Dharma Production, there is a lot of expectations from the film.
Karan Johar’s Student of the Year released in 2012 (film’s prequel) had also created quite a stir with a power packed cast of newcomers Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra who made their debut with this blockbuster. The film is loved even today. Student of the Year 2 has been directed by Punit Malhotra. Take a look at the trailer:
From the first hand the Ananya Pandey has been lauded for her acting as debutant and Tiger Shroff steals the show with his acting, dance and fight scenes. The story line however looks a little weak for holding the audience for two hours. Take a look at what audience has to say:
The movie, backed by Dharma Productions, depicts the bravery of 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of Sikh Regiment) of British India defending an Army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.
Akshay expressed his happiness with a tweet: “It’s been overwhelming, this journey of ‘Kesari’ and your love.”
Karan Johar is elated over the successful run and shared: “Thank you for believing in the spirit of ‘Kesari’.”
Kesari was released with 4200 screens globally with 3600 screens in India and 600 screens in other countries.
It seems like Ranveer Singh’s charm with audience has worked once again as Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully boy has impressed the audience with its easy-to-connect storyline, performances and impactful rap numbers.
The film garnered Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day and has received good reviews from critics as well as the audience.
Gully boy earned Rs 18.65 crore on
the third day of its release, taking the total collection to Rs 51.15 crore.
As per film critics Ranveer Singh brings a restrained swagger to the part: there is a gentleness to his anger. His Murad shows that Singh can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show.” Ultimately, this is a film to enjoy. In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.”