Ever since the trailer of Simran was dropped upon us, many including us were waiting desperately for the film to hit the theatres. And it finally did yesterday (September 15). Although the film received mixed reviews from the critics and masses alike, but Kangana Ranaut‘s performance in it is being highly appreciated. It was sad that the buzz around the film was not very strong, as the focus shifted to the turmoil in Kangana’s personal life. But looks like that didn’t really affect the film, as it managed to earn a good Rs 2.77 crore at the domestic box office on day one. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and said that Simran witnessed a growth in the metros.
Check out his tweet right here:
It’s a good first day business at the box office, considering that it’s got a very niche release, say not more than 600 screens in the country. A good word of mouth will surely help it. ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut Saves Simran From Turning Into A Disappointing Affair
Few days before the film released, we got in touch with our trade expert Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) and asked him how much the film is expected to earn on the first day and by the end of the opening weekend. And he said, “Going by the buzz that Simran is carrying now, something around Rs 2 crore to Rs 3 crore would be pretty good. It’s a very niche release also. It is being released just in 500 to 600 screens. As for the opening weekend business, if the reports are good, it could easily make somewhere close to Rs 8 crore by the end of Sunday.” So looking at the first day figures, he was absolutely right. But will it witness more growth and end up making Rs 8 crore or more by the end of Sunday? Well, all we can do is just wait and watch.
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