As was expected and one did not have to be a soothsayer to predict that Dharma Productions, Reliance Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Picturez’ Ranveer-Sara starrer, SIMMBA, would embark on a good to bumper (Mumbai-Maharashtra) start. And that is how the script unfolded!
Coming to the number crunching, after a 35-40 percent start during the early shows, SIMMBA picked up steam based on positive reviews and good word-of-mouth and has reportedly netted 22 crore during the opening day, give or take a crore! The film is superb in the Mumbai-Maharashtra belt. As things stand, SIMMBA is all set to be a good hit, at the least, if not more.
Meanwhile, once again as expected Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma starrer, ZERO, could not capitalise on the pre-release hype and ended the opening week netting 85-86 crore, which is a big disappointment. What is even more disappointing is the under-performance in the overseas, a very strong SRK territory.