Zero box office collection: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif's film earns Rs 18 cr on Day 2
Zero, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, earned Rs 20.14 crore on its opening day.
Shah Rukh Khan's highly-anticipated Zero had a dismal opening day with only Rs 20.14 cr. The film saw a decline by 9.53 percent in Saturday's collection as well. Zero only managed to mint Rs 18.22 cr, taking its collection to Rs 38.36 cr, according to trade analysts.
#Zero slips on Day 2... Biz should’ve witnessed solid growth on Day 2 after an underwhelming Day 1, but is struggling at the BO... Decline on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 9.53%... Fri 20.14 cr, Sat 18.22 cr. Total: ₹ 38.36 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 23, 2018
Despite a stellar star cast, comprising Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, the enormous hype around Aanand L Rai's high concept film failed to draw big audiences, as per trade analysts. Featuring Khan as a vertically challenged man, the film had the added advantage of releasing on the Christmas weekend. Zero was released across 4830 screens in the country to ensure a massive opening.
Despite the strategy for the film to have a successful opening, Zero received mixed responses from critics. While the performances of the lead actors have been universally lauded, the plot and the execution of Zero has divided critics, with many expressing disappointment with the lacklustre second half.
The film also faced a minor roadblock when fake negative reviews surfaced on social media.
Khan had earlier spoken about the possibility of the film's commercial failure, considering the last few releases of the superstar had failed to garner the box office numbers. He had said, "God forbid, if this film doesn’t work, what will happen? Maybe, I won’t get work for six months or 10 months, but if I believe that my craft and art is good, I will continue to get work."
Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor's Jug Jugg Jeeyo is expected to take a promising start at the box office.
It is yet to be seen how Brahmastra performs at the box office. But from the trailer, it seems that Ayan Mukerji’s magnum opus is the big event film that will revive Bollywood.
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