Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush starrer "Shamitabh" might have opened to rave reviews, but the film had an average opening at the box office.
The opening day box office collection of Amitabh starrer "Shamitabh" is just Rs 3.5 crore.
"#Shamitabh Fri ₹ 3.5 cr. India biz," trade analysts Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Shamitabh" directed by R. Balki tells the story of two individuals who dream of becoming an actor. Bollywood celebrities as well critics praised the director and lead actors for their brilliant performances, but looks like it failed to impress audience at the ticket window.
The film registered low occupancy in the morning and afternoon shows, but it showed good jump in the later half of the day. The film performed well in South circuit compared to North and that can be due to the presence of Dhanush and lead actress Akshara Haasan.
Nevertheless, as reported earlier the weekend collection could bring makers some relief, as Saturday and Sunday's advance booking status showed good occupancy. Also, the rave reviews might boost the occupancy over the weekend resulting into good three days total.
Meanwhile Amitabh-Dhanush have received appreciation from the film fraternity, including Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Both Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek said that they are really proud of the film. Aishwarya also said that "Sr. Bachchan has given superlative performance."
Check out below what other celebs have posted about the film:
Hema Malini: Saw Shamitabh last night. Brilliant acting, with Amitabh outstanding in his role, Dhanush & young Akshara ably supporting him. Quite on par
Sanjay Gupta: Saw SHAMITABH... Enjoyed SHAMITABH... Loved SHAMITABH!!! Don't cry for a good film... Go watch SHAMITABH.
Huma Qureshi: #Shamitabh has amazing performances by @SrBachchan @dhanushkraja #actors