Zero has been this week’s solo Bollywood release and has opened at the box office with a total collection of Rs 20.14 crore on day 1. Featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, this romantic drama from the stable of Anand L Rai, opened to mixed reviews. SRK’s charm was the main highlight for his fans, whereas for others, the film was a tedious watch.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who has shared the first day box office collection of Zero, has tweeted that the movie has underperformed as compared to its starcast and the hype that was built around it. He also said that that the film’s performance is better than Shah Rukh’s last release Jab Harry Met Sejal which earned Rs 15.25 crore on the day of its release.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 22, 2018
Earlier, trade analysts had predicted a good opening collection for Zero, it being a Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
While predicting the day one box office collection, Girish Johar had said, “Being a non-holiday Friday, the film is expected to earn something between Rs 25-27 crore. Clocking around 3500 screens, everything is going well for SRK. His character Bauua Singh has become a household name because of a well-crafted promotion strategy.”
Reportedly, though the film got a solo release at the box office but with critics panning the movie, its future in the theatres looks in jeopardy.