Creating a riot at the global Box Office, Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan starrer Simmba has broken the record for director Rohit Shetty as it enters the Rs. 200 crore club. Not just impressing the domestic market but also looping international circuits in its success stride, the masala entertainer has set new benchmarks by grossing Rs 155.67 crore (net Rs 124.54 crore) in India while minting Rs 50.21 crore at the overseas box office.Also Read - Bollywood Always Makes Sardars do Balle Balle: Anjum Batra on How Sikhs Are Stereotyped, His Work in 83, And Kabir Khan
The action-comedy drama now stands at a grand total of Rs 205.88 crore at the global Box Office. This is Ranveer’s fourth film to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark and Rohit’s eighth film to have landed in the same club. Also Read - Stunning Pictures From Narmada Ghats Where Sara Ali Khan-Vicky Kaushal Are Currently Shooting
Sharing the figures on his Twitter handle earlier today, trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “
#Simmba starts 2019 with a big bang… Runs riot at the BO on Day 5 [1 Jan 2019]… Is truly UNSTOPPABLE… Ranveer’s fourth film to cross ₹ 100 cr mark… Fri 20.72 cr, Sat 23.33 cr, Sun 31.06 cr, Mon 21.24 cr, Tue 28.19 cr. Total: ₹ 124.54 cr. India biz.” (sic) while in another tweet he shared, “While #Simmba is a massive success, it’s having a dream run in Mumbai circuit… Nears ₹ 50 cr mark in *5 days* in Mumbai circuit alone… An EXTRAORDINARY feat… Fri 7.77 cr… Sat 9.11 cr… Sun 12.13 cr… Mon 8.16 cr… Tue 9.48 cr… Total: ₹ 46.65 cr. Mumbai circuit biz.” (sic) Also Read - Ranveer Singh Talks About 83's Success and Winning The National Award For The Same
Apart from the actors’ starry appeal, the content of Simmba is attracting the audience to theatres. The film also has special appearances by Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar, that has added to the entire buzz. The good word-of-mouth combined with an effective promotion is working in favour of Simmba.
Earlier, talking about the content of Simmba, Ranveer told Mid-Day, “Simmba is a potboiler — a thali of romance, action, comedy, and drama. But some of the intense scenes in Simmba will give you goosebumps. I am hopeful that this (Simmba) will change how masala films are seen as a genre in this country”.