Rohit Shetty’s new release 'Cirkus' failed to get a solid opening at the ticket counters. The Ranveer Singh starrer film opened with low occupancy in the morning and afternoon shows, and couldn’t attract the audience in the evening. It earned in the range of Rs 6.35 to Rs 7.35 crore on its opening day, reported Bollywood Hungama. The figure is almost half of what it was expected to earn.
Cirkus has delivered Rohit Shetty’s worst opening in a decade. His last release, Sooryavanshi, which came out in the theaters amid the pandemic, also made a double-digit opening (Rs 26.29 cr.). The 2018 release Simmba did a business of Rs 20.72 cr on day one. Golmaal Again also got a phenomenal opening (Rs 30.14 cr) and so did Dilwale (Rs 21 cr), Singham Returns (Rs 32.09 cr), and Chennai Express (Rs 33.12 cr.).
Cirkus, which hasn’t got good reviews from critics, has also suffered at the ticket counters because of strong competition from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water. The film, which is in its second week now, did better business on its second Friday than Cirkus. It earned in the range of Rs 11.50-Rs 13.50 crore.
It is expected that Christmas and New Year may bring some audience to the theatres.