R Balki’s sports drama Ghoomer starring Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher released in cinemas on Friday, August 18. As a content-driven film with limited promotion and buzz, the movie has opened to a slow start at the box office on its first day.
Ghoomer Day 1 Box Office Collection
As per early estimates, Ghoomer has raked in estimated ₹0.85 crore net at the Indian box office. The film released across over 1000 screens in the country. However, it failed to draw substantial footfalls on day 1.
Ghoomer marks Abhishek Bachchan’s comeback film after four years. Although his performance has been appreciated, it has not translated into big box office numbers. Moreover, the trailers and promotions did not create enough hype for the film.
Consequently, the first day occupancy for Ghoomer ranged between 10-35% in major centers. The numbers are decent but not impressive considering it is a solo release this weekend.
Occupancy Rate for Ghoomer on Friday
The overall occupancy for Ghoomer on day 1 was recorded at 19.93% across India. The film saw low morning shows of 9.06%. The numbers picked up slightly in the evening and night shows.
In Mumbai, the film registered an occupancy of 31.50% which is the best among all circuits. This was followed by 34% in Chennai and around 20% in northern regions like Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.
However, occupancy remained low in the range of 10-15% in cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata indicating the limited buzz for Ghoomer. The film has not been able to draw the families and masses in large numbers.
How Much did Ghoomer Collect on Day 1?
Given the niche, unconventional subject of Ghoomer revolving around women’s cricket, the opening day collection is not surprising. The film has collected estimated ₹0.85 crore on its first day, as per early trade reports.
The numbers are decent considering Ghoomer is not a typical commercial potboiler. Moreover, Abhishek Bachchan’s last few films have also taken a slow start before stabilizing based on word of mouth.
While the start is dull, the weekend numbers will give a better idea about the sustainability of Ghoomer at the box office in the long run.
What Worked for Ghoomer on Day 1?
- Abhishek Bachchan’s performance as the rugged, unorthodox coach has received appreciation from critics and audiences.
- The cricketing portions and matches have been shot realistically, adding authenticity.
- Saiyami Kher has also enacted the part of the determined cricketer convincingly and won praise.
- The moving story and emotionals and lows strike a chord. The progressive take on disability and gender roles has resonated with viewers.
Day 1 Collection – Ghoomer vs Raksha Bandhan
Ghoomer has managed better opening day figures compared to Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan which collected around ₹8 crore on its first day. However, Raksha Bandhan released alongside Laal Singh Chaddha which impacted its biz.
Ghoomer’s Day 1 Box Office Collection is a Reality Check
Ghoomer’s low first day numbers highlight the challenging scenario for content-driven films centered around niche themes to draw big crowds currently. Even established stars like Akshay and Aamir have faced rejection from masses recently.
Abhishek Bachchan’s performance-oriented act seems to have met with the same fate as Ghoomer’s collection remains minimal on day 1 despite positive reviews. The film will need to rely on word of mouth to show substantial growth over the weekend.
It remains to be seen if Ghoomer manages to fight the odds and emerge a sleeper hit in the long run. The first day numbers are certainly a reality check for mid-sized films.
What Lies Ahead for Ghoomer at the Box Office?
- The film will hope to grow by strong word of mouth if audiences continue to appreciate the emotional story and Abhishek-Saiyami’s performances.
- The weekend numbers will give a better sense of its box office prospects. Ghoomer needs to show major jumps.
- At best, the film can emerge a critic’s favorite and niche audience hit if it sustains well with limited drop in weekdays.
- However, it will be difficult for Ghoomer to enter the 100 crore club if the word of mouth is mixed and collections remain low.
- Ghoomer’s box office business will highlight the market for non-commercial, theatrical films of this scale and genre.
In summary, Ghoomer has collected estimated ₹0.85 crore on day 1 as the niche story and limited buzz impacted its opening. While the long term run will depend on word of mouth, the first day numbers are a reality check for a film like Ghoomer at the present box office scenario.
Disclaimer: The box office numbers provided in this article are approximate collections gathered from multiple sources. While we try to ensure data accuracy, we do not make any definitive claims about the authenticity of the figures. They are based on trade estimates and our interpretation of available data. Readers’ discretion is advised.