The film opened to low numbers on Friday, securing only about Rs 3.25 crore on its first day, with fewer audiences turning up in metros for this action entertainer.
However, compared to Abraham’s last film Satyameva Jayate 2, Attack is performing the same if not better. That Milap Zaveri directorial, which featured Abraham in a triple role, had collected Rs 3 crore on its opening day and only earned around Rs 13 crore in total.
Attack was expected to see a rise in collections on Saturday and Sunday, but failed to bring in the audience. The genre of the film is speculated to be a reason for the poor reception, as younger crowds in metropolitan cities are not inclined towards Hindi action films.
Attack only managed to earn around Rs 3.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 3.50 crore on Sunday.
While the film was expected to close at around Rs 50 crore, that does not seem doable now.
Directed by Lakshya Raj Anand, Attack tells the story of India’s first super-soldier. The film also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh, Prakash Raj and Ratna Pathak Shah. Anand has co-written the film with Sumit Batheja and Vishal Kapoor.
Aside from RRR, the John Abraham-starrer is also facing competition from The Kashmir Files, which is in its fourth week now. On its fourth Friday, the Vivek Agnihotri film collected around Rs 1.50 crore, creating the possibility for it to close at around Rs 250 crore.
Attack’s low collections could also be attributed to lower interest in theatrical releases since the beginning of the pandemic. It is to be noted that even bigger, star-studded releases like Jhund, starring Amitabh Bachchan, and Bachchan Pandey, featuring Akshay Kumar, failed to make an impact at the box office.