A Gentleman starring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez is performing quite averagely at the Indian box office. The movie earned 4.04 crores on its Day 1 (1st Friday) following a total of 4.36 crores on its Day 2 (1st Saturday) to take its total collections to 8.40 crores.
The movie has fared better than the other new releases. However, considering the budget of the film, A Gentleman is not going to be a success at the Indian box office. The opening weekend collections of the film will range in around 12-13 crores compared to its budget of 50 crores. The occupancy of the film was 15-20% on its Day 1 and it remained same even on its Day 2. Also, due to current situations in Punjab, the North region is performing very bad.
Talking about the budget of the movie, Raj Nidhimoru said:
“The game is different here. We have made an action film in a budget of a rom-com and that is possible if you budget your film smartly. In this film, we did not have a lavish budget but we tried to find ways to recover money as soon as possible.”
Following these statements, Krishna DK stated if they were feeling the pressure of crossing the 100 crore mark while making the movie, he said:
“We worked really hard to recompose all the action sequences. There was no re-shoot of any scene and we tried to be as economical as possible so that on paper it can look profitable. That way, the creative approach changes. But we do not feel the pressure of making it to the Rs 100 crore club.”
Talking about an incident in the past, Raj further said:
“Earlier, we used to take cabs and roam around the city of Hyderabad where, whenever I asked the cab driver if a film is good, his response used to be, ‘No, that film didn’t earn money… That’s a flop’ or ‘This is super hit, bahut paisa kamaya (it made a lot of money)’. So, what we realised is that people count a film as a hit or flop based on its earnings.”
DK also added:
“We see no reason to take pressure on that; people should love our film, not its business.”
A Gentleman is a movie produced by Fox Star Studios featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles.
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