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Box Office: Simmba collects Rs. 150.81 cr, has a better first week than Padmaavat; will cross Rs. 200 crore in quick time

By Joginder Tuteja

Simmba is now clearly taking the shape of a Blockbuster. With its rapid pace towards the Rs. 200 crore mark, the Rohit Shetty entertainer is turning to be a huger entertainer than what one would have anticipated. In its first week, the film has done a business of Rs. 150.81 crore and that has ensured that a new personal record has been created for Ranveer Singh. His last release Padmaavat had brought in Rs. 150 crore in its first seven days (the film had seen a Thursday arrival) and now Simmba has managed to go past that.

Box Office Simmba collects Rs. 151 cr, has a better first week than Padmaavat; will cross Rs. 200 crore in quick time

What makes the super success of Simmba is the fact that it has been set in a smaller scale when compared to Padmaavat with much lesser costs. Moreover, it was not even an event release and was promoted for just a month. This is not all as it was not even a holiday release whereas Padmaavat had this huge Republic Day weekend going in its favour.

In its lifetime, Padmaavat had managed to go past the Rs. 300 crore mark. Simmba has now already covered half that distance and it is now a given that the film would go past Rs. 225 crore in a jiffy. However what has to be seen is that how much further it goes beyond that mark. The film’s superb success is now ensuring that January would continue to be strong with new releases Manikarnika, Cheat India and Thackeray only taking forward the footfalls.

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