Zero, directed by Anand L. Rai, and starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma, has made about Rs.59.07 crore in the opening weekend on the Indian box-office. The performance has been stable, if not very great, as of now. On Friday, the film earned about Rs.20.14 crore, but on Saturday it declined by about Rs.2 crore, taking in around Rs.18.22 crore. But on Sunday the collection was quite good, as it accumulated about Rs.20.71 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also posted the box-office collections of Zero via his Twitter account, which you can see below.
#Zero has clearly underperformed… Remained on similar levels over the weekend… No turnaround / big jump in biz… #Christmas holiday [tomorrow] should boost biz… Real test on Wed and Thu… Fri 20.14 cr, Sat 18.22 cr, Sun 20.71 cr. Total: ₹ 59.07 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 24, 2018
The big-budgeted movie was also the most anticipated film of 2018’s end, but upon its release, the reactions were generally mixed to average and negative, as far as the critics are concerned. General audiences have also given mixed responses only.
This year itself has been hugely unlucky for the three big superstars of Bollywood namely, Salman Khan, Amir Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan, whose films have been poorly received at the box-office, as well as on the critical level too. ‘Zero’ was released in the country on around 4,380 screens (which is a huge number per the shows are concerned), but despite that, it hasn’t been received very well on the box-office registers.
The one main reason can be that the public now has become more intelligent in knowing that which movie is great when it comes to content and fresh storyline, and plot. Because each big-budgeted film of 2018 has been repeatedly the same as far as the story and plot are concerned, so the audiences have also ceased to be fooled by them consistently. Because these films just don’t have the much required great performances, good direction, and relevance either. Examples of these types of films, in 2018, include Race 3, Thugs of Hindostan, Kedarnath, and now Zero.
As compared to the ‘big’ movies of this year, the small-budgeted yet brilliant, content-driven films have in fact been successful, among the audiences and also with the critics too, like Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, and Stree.
And this Friday, another big-budgeted, action flick is arriving in the cinemas, which is Rohit Shetty’s directorial Simmba, starring actor Ranveer Singh and actress Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles. So it looks obviously certain that ‘Zero’ will be facing very tough competition from Simmba, this Friday. Thus, it also looks unlikely that the Shah Rukh Khan starrer will continue to garner more money going through this week, till the end of the year.