Baaghi 3 box office day 1: Tiger Shroff film is biggest opener of the year despite coronavirus scare, earns Rs 17.50 cr
Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Baaghi 3 got off to a good start as was expected. However, its fortunes may have been hit by the coronavirus scare. The film has collected Rs 17.50 crore on day 1, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Tweeting the numbers, Taran wrote: “#CoronaVirus scare, Medium star #Pre-#Holi dull phase, Medium star #Examination period Yet, #Baaghi3 takes a big start on Day 1... Emerges biggest opener of 2020 [so far]... Fifth film of #TigerShroff to open in double digits... Single screens excel, plexes decent... Fri ₹ 17.50 cr. #India biz.”
He went on to compare day one performances of all major Tiger Shroff films so far. He wrote: “#TigerShroff versus #TigerShroff... *Day 1* biz... 2019: #War ₹ 53.35 cr [Wed; #GandhiJayanti holiday]. Costarring #HrithikRoshan 2018: #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr [#GoodFriday holiday] 2020: #Baaghi3 ₹ 17.50 cr 2019: #SOTY2 ₹ 12.06 cr 2016: #Baaghi ₹ 11.94 cr.”
He continued, “#TigerShroff versus #TigerShroff... *Day 1* biz... 2016: #AFlyingJatt ₹ 7.10 cr [Thu; #Janmashtami holiday] 2017: #MunnaMichael ₹ 6.65 cr 2014: #Heropanti ₹ 6.63 cr #India biz.” He also mentioned how all the three films belonging to the Baaghi franchise had performed on day one. And later gave a comparisons of day one figures of all the films that have released so far.
The film has become the best opener of the year so far, racing past Ajay Devgn’s film, Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior, which made Rs 15.10 crore on day 1.
The Ahmed Khan film has mostly been panned by critics. The Hindustan Times review said, “Baaghi 3 has absolutely nothing to do with geo-politics or, for that matter, common sense. There might be a nation and army pursuing Ronnie, but they would rather be killed than shoot first. The reason why people are being kidnapped from south Asia and being sent to Syria is pulpy to the point of being hilarious. Vijay Verma’s Pakistani character gets his accent from Hyderabad for some reason.”
Baaghi 3 also stars Ritiesh Deshmukh and Jackie Shroff apart from Tiger and Shraddha. Disha Patani appears in a song.
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