Ranveer Singh-Sara Ali Khan starrer Simmba had an impressively great opening, courtesy the huge advance-bookings even before the official release date. The movie is an official remake of south action Telugu flick, Temper.
As per the reports of BoxofficeIndia.com, Simmba generated the ninth-best opening of 2018, taking about 35% occupancy, which is also slightly better than last week’s another mega-budgeted release, Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero.
Simmba also collected around Rs.8 crore in advance bookings, which is also this year’s sixth-best collection in terms of advance grossing.
And because Zero’s magic has already begun to fade unexpectedly early than previously thought, it’s certain now that Simmba will end this year on a high with its own box-office impact. It looks like it will end up being one of the most successful masala-action entertainers of Bollywood, after past flicks like Singham, Singham Returns, Dabangg, and Dabangg 2.
Ranveer Singh will also end the year on a high just like he started it, with a bang in Padmaavat, which was also a huge blockbuster in terms of box-office collections.
Well generally speaking, then this year was a disaster for big-budget and star-studded films like Race 3, Thugs of Hindostan, Kedarnath, and Zero, which failed to create an impact in the theaters. But Simmba seems to be an exception as far as the current reactions from audiences and many trade analysts are concerned. It will turn out to be a great profit-making flick for the Bollywood.
The film tells the story of a corrupt cop who only has one goal in life, of earning endless money and making his name. But due to a tragic incident, his life takes a turn for the good, transforming him into an honest police inspector and also a good human being.
The masala movie also stars actress Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood as the main antagonist, and also Ashutosh Rana. There’s also the cameo of Ajay Devgan in the film, as Singham.
Directed by Rohit Shetty and his team, Simmba is now running in theaters.