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Zero box office day 2: Shah Rukh Khan film shows decline, collects Rs 18 cr on Saturday

Zero box office collection: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma’s Zero opened at Rs 20 crore but showed a decline during the weekend. It collected around Rs 18 crore on day 2.

bollywood Updated: Dec 23, 2018 11:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Zero box office,Shah Rukh Khan,Katrina Kaif
Zero showed some decline on day 2 at the box office.

Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited film Zero witnessed a good opening on the day of its release but faired lower than the expectations as weekend rolled in. Zero box office collection stands at Rs 38 crore after two days of release. The film opened with Rs 20 crore on a working Friday and was expected to show growth during the weekend but fell on Saturday to around Rs 18 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film. He tweeted, “#Zero slips on Day 2... Biz should’ve witnessed solid growth on Day 2 after an underwhelming Day 1, but is struggling at the BO... Decline on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 9.53%... Fri 20.14 cr, Sat 18.22 cr. Total: ₹ 38.36 cr. India biz.”

The film stars Shah Rukh in the role of a dwarf Bauaa Singh who is on the lookout for a bride. He meets Aafia, a NASA scientist with cerebral palsy played by Anushka Sharma and Babita Kumari, a glamourous Bollywood star struggling with alcoholism played by Katrina Kaif. The film is a love triangle with an elaborate story and was received with mixed response by the critics.

The film also faced a minor trouble on its releasing day with several fake accounts sharing fake reviews of the film along with leaked movie clips and snapshots.

While Zero’s box opening figures were similar to Shah Rukh’s earlier films such as Raees and Happy New Year, another Kannada film KGF also released on the same day and emerged as the biggest grosser in Karnataka. It collected Rs 18 crore in all formats on the day of its release. Zero has witnessed a lower opening as compared to Salman Khan’s Race 3 that opened at around Rs 29 crore and Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, which recorded the biggest Bollywood opening at Rs 50 crore.

Earlier, film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi had said about Zero, “It has Shah Rukh Khan, Aanand L Rai, Anushka, Katrina…what else can you ask for! It has all the elements that take to make a blockbuster. More importantly, the trailer has really connected very well with the people. The anticipation around it is huge. It’s been a while since any big Hindi movie did great business. There is a huge audience waiting for an entertainer. The last movie in Hindi was Thugs of Hindostan which obviously underperformed a great deal. Zero is the first big ticket movie coming after that so it should do well.”

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First Published: Dec 23, 2018 09:29 IST