According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Simmba has surpassed the earnings of Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2 and
Salman Khan’s Race 3. He has tweeted that Ranveer’s Simmba has become the fourth highest grossing Hindi movie of 2018. However, it is still behind Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju, which had earned Rs 341 crore, Ranveer-Deepika and Shahid Kapoor’s Padmaavat, which had collected Rs 300 crore and Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s 2.0, which minted Rs 191 crore nett at the box office.
Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, starring Ranveer Singh in the titular role, is wreaking havoc at the box-office. The masala action potboiler is nearing the coveted Rs 200 crore-mark after a 10-day run at the box-office. Its total collection currently stands at Rs 190.64 crore, a figure that announces the roaring arrival of Ranveer as a new-age superstar.
Simmba, also featuring Sonu Sood and Sara Ali Khan in pivotal roles, is now the third highest-grossing film of 2018 behind only Sanju and Padmaavat, both of which had collected Rs 342.53 crore and Rs 302.15 crore, respectively.
A Box Office India report stated that Simmba‘s lifetime collection is expected to be close to Rs 250 crore depending on how the film fares on the third and fourth week. “Simmbatook its total to Rs 173 crore nett after nine days as it picked up Rs 13.25 – Rs 13.50 crore nett approximately on its second Saturday. The growth was 50% from the previous day which is very good considering it was a holiday week in the first week. The lifetime collections have a shot at Rs 250 crore nett but it will depend on the holds in week three and week four,” the report stated.”
Ranveer’s previous biggest hits include his three films with Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela, Bajiraro Mastani and Padmaavat, which made Rs 112 crore, Rs 183 crore and Rs 282 crore in India, respectively. Padmaavat, his most successful film at the box office, made Rs 114 crore in India on an extended five-day opening, despite the film not being screened in certain markets. It was speculated that the film could have made an additional Rs 35 crore had its release not been impacted by protests.
Among his solo films, his biggest hit is Befikre, which is considered a box office disappointment, with a domestic total of Rs 60 crore, according to Box Office India. His first couple of films – Band Baaja Baarat and Ladies vs Ricky Behl couldn’t cross the Rs 30 crore mark.