Filmmaker Anand L Rai’s Zero featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif had a roller coaster start at the box office. Despite good buzz, the movie opened to underwhelming numbers which fell on the second day. But, seems like Christmas holiday has finally benefitted the movie. Yes, Zero witnessed growth on Tuesday and minted Rs 12.75 crore. The total collection of the movie now stands at Rs 81.32 crore. It will be interesting to see if the movie manages to make its place to the coveted Rs 100 crore club. The Box Office numbers were shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on social media.
He took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “#Zero witnessed growth on Day 5 [#Christmas]… Day 6 [Wed] and Day 7 [Thu] biz crucial… Fri 20.14 cr, Sat 18.22 cr, Sun 20.71 cr, Mon 9.50 cr, Tue 12.75 cr. Total: ₹ 81.32 cr. India biz.”
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The movie earned Rs 20.14 crore on its opening day and witnessed a dip on its second day. However, the Hindi version of Kannada film KGF has continued to improve. It added Rs 4.35 crore to its kitty making the overall total Rs 16.45 crore.
On a related note, Zero was one of the most awaited films of the year. SRK was seen playing the role of a dwarf in the movie. Katrina played a superstar and Anushka, a scientist suffering from cerebral palsy. People had high expectations from the talented star cast but it opened to mixed reviews.
The film will soon become a thing of the past as Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba is all set to release this Friday. The movie is directed by Rohit Shetty and features Sara Ali Khan. We have to wait a little longer to see which film gives the perfect end to 2018.