Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba, has earned Rs 22 crore net on its first day and figures likely to rise further on Saturday and Sunday. The Rohit Shetty’s directorial has managed to attract an unexpected crowd at the theatres.
Film critics and trade analyst Sumit Kadel took to Twitter revealing Simmba’s first-day box office collection and wrote: “Simmba has minted huge Rs 22 cr nett approx on its opening day. Saturday & Sunday biz will escalate. Congratulations @RanveerOfficial @karanjohar #Rohit & the entire team.”
— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) December 29, 2018
Ranveer Singh’s Simmba has managed to dethrone Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release Zero at the box office window. According to reports, multi-star film Zero has merely minted Rs 1 crore on its second Friday, bringing its total collection to Rs 86 crore.
“#Simmba has turned Multiplexes into Single Screens across India, Single Screen ka toh haal pucho mat. Getting audience response from many centers & it is absolutely MINDBLOWING,” said Kadel.
Earlier, Kadel has said that Simmba will enter into Rs 100 crore club in just five days. “As far box office collection is concerned, I believe #Simmba will collect ? 100 cr in its first 5 days itself,” he has said.
The Sara-Ranveer film has received a phenomenal response in overseas as well. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that Simmba has helped Shetty break his own record in Australia. Simmba has registered the highest opening day numbers for Rohit Shetty’s film.
Simmba has beaten movies Golmaal Again (2017), Dilwale (2015), Singham Returns (2014) and Chennai Express (2013) to grab the coveted spot.
“Rohit Shetty versus Rohit Shetty… Opening day biz in Australia… 2018: #Simmba A$ 180,253, 2017: #GolmaalAgain A$ 66,990, 2015: #Dilwale A$ 143,352, 2014: #SinghamReturns A$ 39,611, 2013: #ChennaiExpress A$ 38,315,” said Adarsh.
Earlier on Friday, Simmba received a mixed response from film critics across the country. While some found the film ‘irresponsible,’ there were others who submitted to the logic-free plot and called the film ‘paisa vasool.’