The Ranbir Kapoor starrer, Shamshera, released last week and had been expected to have a successful opening at the box office; however, it has been performing underwhelmingly. Directed by Karan Malhotra, the film saw its collections amount to only Rs. 10.25 cr on its first day. Furthermore, it continued to be lacklustre in terms of its commercial success, with Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor in lead roles.
In this analysis of box office numbers, we assess the initial weekend earnings of Shamshera and compare them to previous releases from 2022. Taking in a total of Rs. 31.75 cr, Shamshera stands as the eighth-highest grossing film from this year. Surpassing expectations, it outperformed movies such as The Kashmir Files ( Rs. 27.15 cr ) and Heropanti 2 ( Rs. 16 cr ). However, Shamshera could not quite match the earnings of some of its 2022 contemporaries, like KGF – Chapter 2 ( Rs. 193.99 cr ), RRR ( Rs. 75.57 cr ), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 ( Rs. 55.96 cr ), Samrat Prithviraj ( Rs. 39.40 cr ), Gangubai Kathiawadi ( Rs. 39.12 cr ), Jugjugg Jeeyo ( Rs. 36.93 cr ), and Bachchhan Paandey ( Rs. 36.17 cr ).
Going ahead, market analyses foretell a rather disheartening future for Shamshera’s business. In spite of the significant publicity and build–up, the movie is anticipated to record underwhelming figures during the next few days.
Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossers of 2022 at a glance:
KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs. 193.99 cr
RRR – Rs. 75.57 cr
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – Rs. 55.96 cr
Samrat Prithviraj – Rs. 39.40 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi – Rs. 39.12 cr
Jugjugg Jeeyo – Rs. 36.93 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 36.17 cr
Shamshera – Rs. 31.75 cr
The Kashmir Files – Rs. 27.15 cr
Heropanti 2 – Rs. 16 cr