Cirkus Box Office Estimate Day 1: Opening shocks the industry; Rohit Shetty, Ranveer Singh film opens at just Rs. 7 crores
The Rohit Shetty film, Cirkus, has taken a shocking opening at the box office in India. It was a no show for the comic caper nationwide, with shows even getting cancelled at multiple locations - right from single screens to multiplexes - due to no audience. According to early estimates, Cirkus is looking at an opening day figure in the range of Rs. 6.35 to 7.35 crores. The opening is half of what the film should have ideally done on its opening day.
The numbers are low all across the board, and even the loyal Rohit Shetty audience base didn't come to give the film a chance at the ticket window. Places like Mumbai and Gujarat too had shows running with minimal audience on board. To add on to the woes of the film, the talk is also negative, which means, it's more or less curtains down.
There is a festive period but this year has been a big learning of how no amount of holidays are helping bad films. Cirkus is also facing a wrath from Avatar, but irrespective of that, the writing is more or less on the way on the opening day itself. Cirkus might be the first Rohit Shetty flop in the longest time, however, given his brand value and command over commercial cinema, he is sure to make a comeback with Singham Again.
Ranveer Singh too is going through a rough phase and all eyes are now on Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani to break his streak of flops & disasters. The opening day biz of Rs. 7 crore has more or less sealed the fate of the film.