Samrat Prithviraj shows canceled due to zero occupation, total Rs 5 crore
Mumbai: Akshay Kumar’s period drama ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ turned out to be a commercial disaster as the film grossed Rs. 55 crore, against its biggest budget of Rs 200 crore, which is a fraction. And gave a period film parcel, heavy product design, VFX and epoch-specific costume design.
Reminiscent of the story of Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Thirst’, the film is said to be canceled and expelled in several rounds due to zero occupation leading to commercially lucrative scenes of other films. Just Rs 4,400 on the 8th day of its release across India with just 20 tickets.
YRF production ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi opens in theaters on June 3, where it clashes with two films from different regions – trilingual ‘Major’ (Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam) and Pan-India ‘Vikram’. Starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Basil and Vijay Sethupathi.
While both ‘Major’ and ‘Vikram’ continue to record high collections, ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ was singularly rejected by cinema fans despite its grandeur and size.
Senior film business analyst Taran Adarsh shared the statistics of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’s Indian business on his Twitter.
He tweeted, “#SamratPrithviraj has been rejected … on the one hand high budget and on the other hand bad outcome has sent shock waves in the industry … Friday 10.70 crore, Saturday 12.60 crore, Sunday 16.10 crore, Monday 5 crore, Tuesday 4.25 crore, Wednesday 3.60 crore, Thursday 2.80 crore. Total: Rs 55.05 crore. # Indian Biz (sic). “
‘Samrat Prithviraj’ is the second highest grossing actor after Akshay Kumar (after ‘Bachchan Pandi’) and Yash Raj Films (‘Jaishboy Jordar’).