by Aamir Khan Laal Singh Chaddha registered a 20% growth on Saturday to earn between Rs 9-10 crore. While that’s a sign of slight improvement, it’s still not enough for a big-budget movie that required at least a 40-50% jump over the weekend. According to a report in Box Office India, Laal Singh Chaddha’s box office collection stands at around Rs 27.50 crore nett after three days, according to early estimates. If the film’s performance continues to improve, it could fetch around Rs 50 crore after five days.
Laal Singh Chaddha works quite well in Delhi NCR in East Punjab which contributes 40% for the activity in all India. However, the situation is completely different in Maharashtra and Gujarat. “LaalSinghChaddha falls flat on day 2…National chains drop…Mass pockets face steep drop…2-day total is alarming for an event film…Extremely crucial to score Saturday-Monday…Game 11.70 cr, Fri 7.26 cr. Total: ₹18.96 cr. # Indian Affairs. Note: #HINDI,” Taran Adarsh reported on Saturday. It was earlier reported that a few Laal Singh Chaddha shows were canceled due to non-occupancy.
Laal Singh Chaddha, directed by Advait Chandan, fell far short of expectations despite the film’s star power and massive budget. A remake of the Hollywood classic, Forrest Gump, it failed to eclipse Aamir Khan’s latest release, Thugs Of Hindostan, one of Bollywood’s worst misses, as the 2018 film grossed around Rs 52 crore on first day. As Laal Singh Chaddha was unable to attract audiences during the grand festive Raksha Bandhan celebration, it remains to be seen whether he will attract audiences during the Independence Day weekend. Nonetheless, the movie still performs a bit better than Akshay Kumar’s family drama Raksha Bandhan.
Aamir Khan’s film opened to mixed reviews and calls from a social media section, which did not help its box office performance. Indian Express reviewer Shubhra Gupta wrote that while the film’s pacing is slow, it is Aamir Khan’s performance that is actually the real problem. Other than that, there have been huge amounts of negativity leading up to Laal Singh Chaddha’s release, and there have been many calls for a boycott. Earlier, Aamir Khan reacted to this and said, “I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but if people don’t want to see the movie, I would respect that too. There’s not much you can do about it. But I would still like Laal Singh Chaddha to reach a wide audience. A movie is animated by a team of hardworking crew and artists, so I just hope people like it.