Samrat Prithviraj Box-Office: Akshay Kumar starrer continues to struggle on Day 8
Akshay Kumar starrer Samrat Prithviraj is struggling at the box-office. The movie released in theatres on June 3 and opened with not that great numbers given the hype and the promotions. Though on the first Saturday and Sunday, the historical drama saw a rise in the collection, but since Monday it witnessed a massive drop. On Friday, on Day 8, Samrat Prithviraj minted only Rs. Rs 1.70 crore reportedly. Hence, the total domestic box office collection of the film stands at Rs 56.75 crore.
Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi and backed by Yash Raj Films, Samrat Prithviraj was reportedly made on a whopping budget of Rs 200 crore. But, going by the box-office collection, it looks like it won’t reach the Rs 100 crore club. As per trade experts estimates, it is expected to make Rs 65 crore. The magnum opus is facing a tough competition with Kamal Hassan’s Vikram and Adivi Sesh’s Major. Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is also minting moolah at the box office.
Apart from Akshay, the movie also stars former Miss World, Manushi Chhillar who has made her Bollywood debut with it. She has played Princess Sanyogita. Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar played pivotal roles.
The movie opened with mixed reviews from critics and audiences. An excerpt of Samrat Prithviraj review by Bollywood Bubble read: To witness the grandness and the elaborate war sequences, Samrat Prithviraj is best to be enjoyed in the theatres only. The period drama is not as authentic as one would expect it to be.
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