Simmba box office day 1: Ranveer Singh records highest opening of his career at Rs 20 cr, beats Padmaavat
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Simmba box office day 1: Ranveer Singh records highest opening of his career at Rs 20 cr, beats Padmaavat

Rohit Shetty’s directorial venture Simmba starring Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan opened at around Rs 22 crore and is expected to improve during the New Year weekend.

bollywood Updated: Dec 29, 2018 14:52 IST
Simmba opened at around Rs 20 crore at the box office.

Actors Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s film Simmba has recorded an opening of around Rs 20 crore. A report on Boxofficeindia.com states that the film recorded a massive opening in the Mumbai circuit with collections of around Rs 8 crore which makes up almost half the opening collections across the country. The film has managed to beat the opening collections of his last highest opening film Padmaavat by around Rs 2.50 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also updated the box office figures of Simmba. He 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.”

The opening collections of Rohit Shetty’s film are expected to stand in line with the box office predictions of the film during the extended New Year weekend. Film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi is positive that the film will be able to cross the Rs 100 crore mark in 3-4 days. On being asked about the possibilities of Simmba beating Chennai Express, he had said, “Definitely, I totally think it can be possible.”

Taran Adarsh also shared the Australia box office figures of the film. He tweeted, “A section of the industry was of the opinion that #Simmba wouldn’t rake in big numbers Overseas, due to the masala quotient... But the audience knows best... #Simmba embarks on one of the best starts in #Australia... Fri A$ 180,253 [₹ 88.58 lakhs].”A section of the industry was of the opinion that #Simmba wouldn’t rake in big numbers Overseas, due to the masala quotient... But the audience knows best... #Simmba embarks on one of the best starts in #Australia... Fri A$ 180,253 [₹ 88.58 lakhs]. @comScore

Talking about the film’s box office prospects, he said, “Simmba looks like a sure blockbuster. It has everything working in its favour right from the set up, the cast, the director and the music. It’s the film that will surely work wonders at the box office especially with the masses. Simmba is Rohit Shetty’s work who has got his content right more often than not. His content appeals to very wide audience and entertains people by and large. Simmba looks like a film that should be able to achieve that again.”

Trusting Rohit’s style of filmmaking, he had added, “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 catapulating him in a movie and utilising his stardom can go a long way. It can be a blockbuster in the long run.”

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First Published: Dec 29, 2018 09:11 IST