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Box Office Roundup: Slow Start For Shoojit Sircar’s October; Nani’s Krishnarjuna Yuddham Fares Well In The US


October, starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu, released on April 13, has been garnering a lot of mixed reviews. While the film critics felt it was Shoojit Sircar’s most ambitious project, on social media however, the audience were mostly unsure of this poignant drama.

The film’s performance at the box office in India began slow, slower than most of Varun Dhawan’s movie. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film earned a little over Rs 5 crores on its opening day. Word of mouth and positive reviews, however, came to their rescue over the weekend.

The film then picked up pace and grew nearly 50 percent by Saturday.

Read: Silverscreen’s review of October


The theatre strike continues in Kollywood, with no new Tamil releases hitting the screens. With Karthik Subbaraj’s no-language ‘silent thriller’ Mercury having released on April 13, the film, unfortunately, could not be released in Tamil Nadu but had a decent turnout in Karnataka.

Read: Silverscreen’s review of Mercury

Meanwhile, Telugu film Krishnarjuna Yuddham, starring Nani, has been faring well at the international box office. While the film mostly earned poor reviews, according to Telugu360, the film collected $ 77,000 and $ 70,000 on its first Friday and Saturday respectively. As of now, the film has so far earned Rs 2.45 crores in the US alone.

Read: Silverscreen’s review of Krishnarjuna Yuddham

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