Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh’s latest release Simmba has witnessed a hike on its second day and earned Rs 24 crore bringing its total collection to Rs 44 crore in first two days, reported Boxofficeindia.
Directed by Rohit Shetty is likely to rake more on Sunday and through the extended New Year weekend. The first-day collection of Simmba was similar to Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma’s Zero, which released on December 21.
Taran Adarsh, film trade analyst took to Twitter to share the figures on Friday. Adarsh had tweeted, “#Simmba gathered momentum during the course of the day, with evening/night shows supporting the film… Mumbai circuit is rocking… Emerges Ranveer Singh’s biggest opening day… Day 2 performing better than Day 1… Fri ₹ 20.72 cr. India biz.”
Notably, Padmaavat was said to be the biggest opener for Ranveer Singh but Simmba surpassed with a margin of almost Rs 2 crore. Talking about Shetty’s style of filmmaking, film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi had said, “This movie is not about Ranveer or Sara. It is about Rohit Shetty as a director and a storyteller. Ranveer has the potential and his last film Padmaavat collected Rs 300 crore at the domestic box office. His intrinsic value is terrific as a star. Rohit catapulting him in a movie and utilising his stardom can go a long way. It can be a blockbuster in the long run.”
It is to be noted that Rohit Shetty has delivered several blockbuster movies including Chennai Express, which had Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film had made a collection of Rs 424 crore globally. Like Chennai Express, Shetty’s latest release, Simmba also rides high on expectations and is likely to do wonders at the ticket window.