According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon’s film “Shehzada” had a disappointing opening day at the box office, collecting only 6 crores.
Shehzada Box Office Day 1
On its opening day, Shehzada grossed 6 crores at the box office, performing particularly well in mass areas. The film is a family-oriented entertainer that incorporates traditional family values and has a 70s/80s style masala vibe to it. The movie’s footfall was notably higher in the interior regions.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: “Shehzada disappoints on Day 1, despite buy-one-get-one-free offer… National chains ordinary, mass circuits dull… Maha Shivratri holiday on Day 2 may improve biz, but needs bigger jumps for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 6 cr [+/-]. India biz.”
#Shehzada disappoints on Day 1, despite buy-one-get-one-free offer… National chains ordinary, mass circuits dull… #MahaShivratri holiday on Day 2 may improve biz, but needs bigger jumps for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 6 cr [+/-]. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/xBc2aDKWIR— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 18, 2023
The film faced competition from Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and the well-established film “Pathaan,” particularly in major cities. However, the family entertainer with a 70s/80s masala feel performed better in mass pockets and interiors, where it had elements around family values. The film needs to see significant growth over the weekend to have a respectable weekend total. Saturday should see some jump owing to the Mahashivratri holiday, and a double-digit collection today would help the film for a much better Sunday.
“Shehzada” is a Hindi remake of the 2020 film “Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo,” and it opened in theaters on Friday.
Shehzada, a film co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Allu Aravind S Radha Krishna, and Aman Gill, was directed by Rohit Dhawan and features a star-studded cast including Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Manisha Koirala, Paresh Rawal, Ronit Roy, Sachin Khedekar, and Rajpal Yadav. The movie released in theaters last Friday and was well-received by audiences.
A special screening of the film was held in Mumbai last night, which was attended by many celebrities from the industry, including Shahid Kapoor, his wife Mira Rajput, and Varun Dhawan.
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