Singh Is Bliing vs Talvar: Who’s the winner at box office?
Box office is the real test for stardom in India and Akshay Kumar has once again proved his supremacy over the ticket window with his latest release Singh is Bliing.bollywood Updated: Oct 05, 2015 15:07 IST
The battle for supremacy on the box office between the two releases of this week, Akshay Kumar’s Singh Is Bliing and Irrfan’s Talvar, intensified over the weekend. While Singh Is Bliing took off to a flying start on Friday, driven largely by the pre-release hype around it, the film’s collections showed signs of petering off over Saturday and Sunday. Talvar, on the other hand, started slow on the opening day, but caught up over the weekend with some positive reviews and word of mouth publicity. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the first weekend business of both the films.
#SinghIsBliing crosses ₹ 50 cr mark in its opening weekend. Sun was ROCKING. Fri 20.67 cr, Sat 14.50 cr, Sun 19.27 cr. Total: ₹ 54.44 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 5, 2015
#Talvar gathers momentum with each passing day. Thu previews 50 lacs, Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 2.75 cr, Sun 3.50. Total: ₹ 9.25 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 5, 2015
Directed by Prabhudheva, Singh Is Bliing collected more than Rs 20 crore on its opening day, Friday (October 2). It was also the biggest ever opener for Akshay Kumar.
#SinghIsBliing has a SPECTACULAR start... Emerges Akshay Kumar's BIGGEST opener... Fri ₹ 20.67 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2015
Critics, however, ruined the party for the film, and their verdict was more than telling on the ticket windows over the weekend.
On the other hand, Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar, which stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Neeraj Kabi and Irrfan in important roles, picked up steam after a slow start. The film collected only Rs 50 lakh in paid previews on October 1, and collected Rs 2.50 crore on day one.
#Talvar Thu previews 50 lacs, Fri 2.50 cr. Total: ₹ 3 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 3, 2015
As per the details provided by the production house behind Talvar, Junglee Pictures, the film is made at a budget of Rs 16 crore including the publicity.
Read: Singh Is Bliing review
Read: Talvar review