‘Singham Returns’ continues good run at box office
While Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Singham Returns’ has received mixed reviews from film critics, its showing at the box office has been exceptional. It had the biggest opening of 2014 so far with a collection of Rs.32.09 crore, beating the Salman Khan blockbuster ‘Kick’. Noted critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, "#SinghamReturns packs a SOLID PUNCH. Collects 32.09 cr nett on Fri. BIGGEST OPENER OF 2014 (so far). India biz." Another noted trade analyst Komal Nahta also tweeted, "#SinghamReturns a surefire hit. Will be Ajay's bigest hit so far. Business will be far more than 'Singham'.” The opening day business got a huge boost because of the national holiday on 15th August. But even after the opening weekend the film has continued its dominant run at the box office.
As per sources, ‘Singham Returns’ collected Rs. 13 crore on Monday. Monday’s collection takes the total collection of the film so far at around 87-88 crore. The film was released in 410 screens overseas and has done good business with a collection of Rs. 15 crore. In the domestic box office the film reached 50 crore just within two days. As per estimates the film can reach 10 crore within 5 days. ‘Kick’ also collected 100 crore within 5 days.
‘Singham Returns’ marks the successful return of director Rohit Shetty after his massive 2013 hit ‘Chennai Express’. Before the release, Ajay Devgn had said that ‘Singham Returns’ will be bigger and better than the orginal ‘Singham’. In an interview he said, “It's bigger, made on a larger scale, is much better and deals with a larger issue. Audiences will enjoy themselves thoroughly and get entertained. Women and children loved the first film. I took a lot of time to figure out why, but my personal theory is that women loved Singham because they can identify with the character of Singham. They want to stand up against all the wrong being done to them. It's about respecting them and taking a stand for them. Today's women are braver and clearer about what they need to do if that respect is taken away. It's not a message-oriented film, but somewhere down the line you connect with what's happening in the country, the character of Singham and how you should be.”
Ajay Devgn will be next seen in the Prabhu Deva directed film ‘Action Jackson’. It is scheduled for release on 7th November, 2014.