The much talked about and keenly anticipated sports drama 83 finally hit screens. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film which has been 4 years in the making released on Friday to an overwhelming response from the critics and audience alike. Starring Ranveer Singh as cricketer Kapil Dev, the film which tells the story of India’s iconic 1983 World Cup win was touted to be one of the biggest money spinners of the year. But does the business of the film reflect the sentiment is the question.
In this box office report, we take a look at the opening day collections of 83 while comparing the same to previous release of 2021. Collecting Rs. 12.64 cr, the Ranveer Singh starrer 83 has managed to out beat the Salman Khan – Aayush Sharma starrer Antim – The Final Truth that had collected Rs. 5.03 cr to become the second highest opening day grosser of 2021.
Though the Akshay Kumar film Sooryavanshi that collected Rs. 26.29 cr leads the list, the Kabir Khan directorial 83 has managed to post collections that far surpass other releases like Tadap that collected Rs. 4.05 cr, Chandigarh KareAashiqui that collected Rs. 3.75 cr, Satyameva Jayate 2 that collected Rs. 3.22 cr, Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 that collected Rs. 3.11 cr, Roohi that collected Rs. 3.06 cr, Mumbai Saga that collected Rs. 2.82 cr, and Bellbottom that had collected Rs. 2.75 cr.
As of now, with competition coming in from the previous releases Spider-Man: No Way Home and Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1, the Ranveer Singh starrer 83 is expected to see sustained growth over its opening weekend. Given the fact that the other releases are entering their second week running, estimates suggest that 83 will fast emerge as the audience’s first choice in theatres.
Top 10 Highest Opening Day Grossers of 2021 at a glance:
Sooryavanshi - Rs. 26.29 cr
83 - Rs. 12.64 cr
Antim - The Final Truth - Rs. 5.03 cr
Tadap - Rs. 4.05 cr
Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui - Rs. 3.75 cr
SatyamevaJayate 2 - Rs. 3.22 cr
Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1 - Rs. 3.11 cr
Roohi - Rs. 3.06 cr
Mumbai Saga - Rs. 2.82 cr
Bellbottom - Rs. 2.75 cr