Akshay Kumar’s latest release, Samrat Prithviraj is faring better than most other recent Hindi releases
Akshay Kumar’s latest release, Samrat Prithviraj is faring better than most other recent Hindi releases but was still unable to outperform his last theatrical release Bachchhan Paandey. However, it should be noted that while Bachchhan Paandey started strong, the momentum died quickly
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest figures on Twitter. “TOP 4 – *Day 1* Biz – 2022 Release… 1. #BhoolBhulaiyaa2: ₹ 14.11 cr [non-holiday] 2. #BachchhanPaandey: ₹ 13.25 cr [#Holi; shows from post-noon] 3. #SamratPrithviraj ₹ 10.70 cr [non-holiday] 4. #GangubaiKathiawadi: ₹ 10.50 cr [non-holiday] #Hindi films. Nett BOC. #India biz,” he wrote.
For a better context, Taran also shared the opening figures of the year’s biggest hits. “*Day 1* biz of the two event films, *dubbed in #Hindi*… 1. #KGF2: ₹ 53.95 cr 2. #RRR: ₹ 20.07 cr #Hindi version. Nett BOC. #India biz.” He added, “#SamratPrithviraj gathered momentum towards evening on Day 1… Biz at metros – which started slow – did not escalate, but mass circuits showed upward trends… Biz should grow on Day 2 and 3, needs that push for a strong weekend total… Fri ₹ 10.70 cr. #India biz.”
Akshay Kumar plays 12th century Delhi ruler Prithviraj Chauhan in the movie. Former Miss World Manushi Chillar plays Queen Sanyogita. The film received mixed reviews from critics. While some praised the VFX and action, others were not so impressed with Akshay and Manushi’s performances. The film is directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi.