‘Fighter’ Sees a Dip in Box Office Collections: Can it join Rs. 500 club?


Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan’s latest film ‘Fighter‘ has experienced a decline in its box office earnings this Monday, following a vibrant start during the Republic Day weekend. Directed by Sidharth Anand, the high-octane aerial action drama opened to audiences on January 25.

Box Office Journey of ‘Fighter’

After a promising opening, ‘Fighter’ has hit a bit of turbulence at the box office. Industry tracker Sacnilk reports that the movie gathered Rs 8 crore on its fifth day, a decrease from its initial earnings. The movie took off with Rs 22.5 crore and soared to Rs 39.5 crore on its second day. The weekend saw a respectable Rs 27.5 crore on Saturday and Rs 29 crore on Sunday, totaling a domestic collection of Rs 126.5 crore.

Star-Studded Cast and Future Expectations

Alongside the lead stars, the cast includes renowned names such as Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi. The film is the start of an aerial action-drama franchise, produced by Viacom18 Studios in collaboration with Marflix Pictures. With no major releases until Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon’s ‘Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya‘ on February 9, the movie enjoys an uncontested run.

The Crucial Box Office Battle

For ‘Fighter’ to maintain a healthy trajectory, the film needed to keep its box office figures in the double digits after the opening weekend, which included the Republic Day holiday. However, with Monday’s earnings dipping below Rs 10 crore, the path ahead seems challenging for this action drama. The domestic tally stands at Rs 126.50 crore, with global earnings hovering around the Rs 220 crore mark.

Comparisons with ‘Pathaan’ and ‘War’

When drawing parallels with Sidharth Anand’s previous blockbusters, ‘Fighter’ has some tough competition. ‘Pathaan‘, also directed by Anand, grossed Rs 524 crore, and ‘War’, Hrithik Roshan’s last movie with the director, earned Rs 318 crore. ‘War’ had collected Rs 21.50 crore on its first Monday, starkly contrasting with ‘Fighter’s’ performance.

Prospects for ‘Fighter’

As ‘Fighter’ navigates its second week, comparisons with the first extended week of ‘War’, which stood at Rs 248 crore, suggest the movie may struggle to match up. With its Monday collections now in single digits, the film’s lifetime earnings have a formidable challenge ahead.

Conclusion: Awaiting ‘Fighter’s’ Next Move

While the movie may have hit a snag in its box office climb, the coming days will determine if it can recover from this slowdown and reach new heights. With its stellar cast and the novelty of being the first in an aerial-action franchise, the movie has the potential to pick up speed again and delight fans who flock to see their favorite stars in action. Keep an eye on the skies as ‘Fighter’ continues its box office journey.

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