Simmba dominated the box office in its first weekend. The film has earned Rs 75.11 crore till now. After having a great opening at the box office, it raked in Rs 31.06 crore on Sunday, taking its total to a jaw-dropping Rs 75.11 crore in just 3 days.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest figures of the Rohit Shetty directorial. He wrote, “#Simmba sets the BO on on Day 3… Has a fantastic weekend… Growth on Day 3 [vis-à-vis Day 2]: 33.13%… Should record solid numbers today [31 Dec] and tomorrow [1 Jan]… Fri 20.72 cr, Sat 23.33 cr, Sun 31.06 cr. Total: 75.11 cr. India biz.”
On the second day, the film started to gain steam in other states barring Mumbai. The Rohit Shetty directorial has become Ranveer’s highest opener. Padmaavat, which released earlier this year, had earned Rs 19 crore on the first day of its release.
Thanking Rohit Shetty for the film’s success, Ranveer Singh had said in a statement, “The record-breaking opening of Simmba is for the entire team to cherish and I thank Rohit Shetty for believing in me and trusting that I can do his masala cop film convincingly.”
The film received mixed reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta mentioned in her review, “Shetty slings in a rape-of-an-innocent as a tipping point, and we have no doubt which way our hero will swing. The fallout of the incident plays out in problematic ways: it is just a device to provide a noble change-of-heart for the hero; the victim is merely a to-be-dispensed-with-convenience. The reference to the 2012 Nirbhaya may have been used as sharp social commentary in another kind of film; here it only provides false gravitas. Heavy-handed sentiment only serves to cloy Shetty’s universe, closely aligned as it is to macho posturings and cars-tumbling-in-the-air empty rhetoric.”
Also starring Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood, Simmba hit screens on December 28.