Shah Rukh Khan’s big-ticket Christmas release, Zero, has turned out to be a damp squib. The romantic drama, also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, has earned Rs 81.32 crore in its five-day run, and the performance is nowhere close to the gigantic expectations industry and trade analysts had from the film.
If the current trend is anything to go by, the collections of Zero will further drop in the coming days courtesy the negative word of mouth. Will Ranveer Singh’s Simmba, that is slated for release on December 28, gain from the big debacle of Zero? As per film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi “the only thing that could help or kill the prospects of a film at the box-office was its own meritor demerit.”
“Zero was virtually a solo release with KGF:Chapter 1 getting negligible screens and shows and despite that, the latter turned out to be a huge hit. It’s not KGF: Chapter 1 and Simmba that are affecting Zero as much as the merit of its own content,”he added.
Actor Vicky Kaushal, who is playing the role of an Indian commando in the recently released ‘Uri – The Surgical Strike’, has said the entire film team is going through a surreal feeling that audience has accepted their war-drama film with open arms.
Vicky Kaushal was interacting with media after success of ‘Uri…’ along with his co-stars Mohit Raina and Yami Gautam on Saturday in Mumbai.
The movie is based on the 2016 Indian Army’s surgical strikes inside Pakistan as a retaliation for the Uri terrorist attack.
The film picked up pace on second day and collected 20 crore at the box-office in 2 days.
Vicky Kaushal praised his co-actors and director Aditya Dhar for being part of the film. “I am really happy for the actors and director of the film because it is Adtiya’s (Dhar) first film as a director,” he said.
“In today’s age, it is very difficult for a debutant director to get backing from producers for the story and then get a huge release for his film. Ultimately, when audience appreciates the film then, it’s really special thing for the entire team,” said Vicky.
Yesterday makers of ‘Uri…’ hosted a special screening for the Army personnel.
“It feels really great when Army men appreciate your film because we have made this film to pay tribute for their work” said Vicky.
“Yesterday, we hosted the screening for Sikh Regiment. Interestingly, they trained all actors who are playing the role of commando in the film so, it was a special moment for us because during the training, they used to scold us. But yesterday, they were appreciating our performance,” he said.
Asked if his team would like to host a special screening for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, “Definitely.. we would love to, but I don’t think he will have the time.”
The film stars Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Kirti Kulhari, Mohit Raina and Paresh Rawal in key roles. It is produced by RSVP movies and directed by Aditya Dhar.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh also posted that glowing word of mouth has helped movie to pick up on day 2 collection making a total collection of 20 crores in 2 days.
Ranveer Singh’s Simmba has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark at the domestic box office and the movie is officially a blockbuster on the box office. The film was the last big release of 2018 and hit the theatres ahead of the New Year on December 28 starring Sara Ali Khan as the female lead opposite Ranveer. Simmba also stars Sonu Sood and Ashutosh Rana. The film is Rohit Shetty’s 8th consecutive film to have entered the Rs 100 crore club and is expected become his third film to make it to the coveted Rs 200 crore club.
According to a report in Boxofficeindia.com, the film collected Rs 5.50 crore on Tuesday, which takes its total to Rs 201 crore. Simmba is Rohit Shetty’s most successful film after Chennai Express and Golmaal Again at the domestic box office. The report also predicts that the film will soon surpass the domestic collections of Shetty’s other blockbusters Golmaal Again (Rs 205 crore) and Chennai Express (Rs 227 crore) this week.
Ranveer said in an interview to Famously Filmfare, “Everything I was born to do, I have done in Rohit Shetty’s film from running at high speed, dialogues, fights to larger than life projection from a low angle on a huge canvas.” Simmba has already surpassed the collections of Ranveer’s earlier film, Bajirao Mastani, and might cross the collections of Padmaavat, which stands at a domestic collection of Rs 302 crore.
Ranveer Singh next film Gully Boy’s trailer with Alia Bhatt is released yesterday and from the trailer its looks like the movie is another big blockbuster. We must say that Ranveer Singh’s career has taken another jump after marriage to lady love Deepika Padukone.
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.