It’s an end to the agony for shamshera since the film has more or less completed its theatrical release. The film started horribly, had no growth over the weekend and then stalled midweek. In terms of audience reception, the film was not at all redeeming, which affects the final numbers, which are nowhere near what was expected of it, even if it was a huge failure.
Not that the film attracted much attention before release but still the bare minimum, expecting a weekend of Rs. 50 crores for the lead role of Ranbir Kapoor. That being said, the film’s longevity now won’t reach the mark that shows just how unpredictable the box office has become in recent months. In fact, the first week only costs Rs. 40.45 crores* and that’s just awful considering the credentials required for this YRF flick.
That would be all for the film, however, and it looks highly unlikely that even a few crores would be added to its total. The film was dropped in most centers and indeed Ek villain returns got off to a decent start, which means audiences finally have something to catch up on that’s trying to interest them. shamshera is a disaster and one of the biggest ever in Bollywood.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources
Other pages: Shamshera Box Office Collection, Shamshera Movie Review