Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer October which was going strong at the box office till now, experienced a stall with its Monday collection. The Shoojit Sircar directorial has collected a total of Rs 22.95 crores in its run of four days. Despite starting its box office journey with not so impressive numbers of only Rs 5.04 crore on its first day, October had picked pace during the weekend.
On its first Monday, October recorded a collection of Rs 2.70 crore, experiencing a dip of more than 65%. Film trade analyst Girish Johar while predicting the weekend box office collection of the film, expected the total weekend collection of the film to be around Rs 18-19 crore. Surpassing his expectations, the film went on to earn more than Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend. Talking about the fate of the film at the box office, he said, “Though October is not the typical masala film, Varun has had a good track record at the box office. Moreover, the film is being directed by Sircar who has earned his place as a reputed filmmaker with films like Vicky Donor and Piku.”
#October Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr, Mon 2.70 cr. Total: ₹ 22.95 cr. India biz.
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While October, which also marks the debut of Banita Sandhu, is receiving a mixed response from the audience, the entire film fraternity can’t stop heaping praise on Varun Dhawan and Banita for their stellar performance in the film.
In her review of October, Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “October reminds you strongly of last year’s The Big Sick whose two lead protagonists find themselves spending large chunks of their time in a hospital, she beset by a serious illness, and he trying to figure out stuff.”