Now this one is a huge surprise, and something that no one could have ever imagined. When KGF [Hindi] decided to arrive alongside Zero, no one even termed it as a clash per se. In fact it wasn’t even looked at as a battle since former was being seen as a non-entity in front of a biggie like the Shah Rukh Khan starrer. No one even paid heed to the arrival of this dubbed film.
However, what is turning out at the Box Office is a complete anti-climax. In its second weekend, KGF [Hindi] is now earning more than Zero. While Zero brought in Rs. 1 crore* more on Saturday, KGF [Hindi] has collected Rs. 1.75 crore. This is in line with how the trend was on the second Friday as well when Zero stood at Rs. 1 crore* whereas KGF [Hindi] was more at Rs. 1.25 crore. The trend is now expected to continue today as well and even if the numbers come out to be similar, KGF [Hindi] would still have a higher weekend due to lead that has already been taken.
So far, Zero has collected Rs. 91 crore and as things stand today, Rs. 100 crore lifetime is turning out to be a tough call. On the other hand KGF [Hindi] currently stands at Rs. 24.11 crore.
Interestingly, very few films in history have been stranded in the 90s. These are Welcome Back [Rs. 97 crore], Baby [Rs. 95.50 crore], Raajneeti [Rs. 93 crore], Talaash [Rs. 91 crore] and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Rs. 90 crore]. Now it has to be seen where does Zero ultimately land up.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited