Adipurush Box office Day 8: Prabhas and Kriti Sanon starrer adaptation of Ramayana in a free fall, earns Rs 3.25 crore
The Om Raut directorial has entered its second week and could just add Rs 3.25 crore on Friday(Day 8).
Adipurush starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon witnessed yet another dip in numbers at the box office. The Om Raut directorial has entered its second week and could just add Rs 3.25 crore on Friday(Day 8). The film has earned over Rs 263 crore in India across all languages. Globally, the film has crossed Rs 400 crore but amid controversy, the footfalls continue to fall.
The film is inspired by the Hindu epic Ramayana and features Prabhas as Raghava and Kriti as Janaki. Saif Ali Khan plays the antagonist, Lankesh, while Sunny Singh and Devdatta Nage essay Lakshamana and Bajrang respectively. Ever since the movie was released on June 16, 2023, it has been on receiving end of criticism for its poor dialogues and visual effects. The audience has also slammed the makers for giving a modern twist to Ramayana, thereby hurting Hindu sentiments.
On the first day of release, the film amassed an impressive earning of over Rs 86 crore. It went on to gross Rs 65 crore and Rs 69 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively. It was on the first Monday that the effect of backlash came into play. It was since then that the film could not pick the collection and just minted Rs 16 crore as per industry tracker Sacnilk. The numbers declined further and further, earning a mere total of Rs 25 crore in the remaining four days(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
The film is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 500 crore. It opened to a fantastic start adding Rs 340 crore in just three days of release at the global box office. However, it has a drastic slide and has just minted Rs 410 crore in six days of release according to the film’s producer T-series.
Meanwhile, the review of DesiMartini read, “Director Om Raut might have had his heart in the right place but alas, this one was a huge miss. The half-baked VFX and CGI don't even make the final battle sequence convincing coupled with the performances which lack the divinity and essence required for such magnanimous and revered characters.”