2018 is on the verge of ending. Bollywood will be delighted to know that it has done impressive work this year, in terms of content driven films as well as box office performance. So many amazing stories witnessed a huge response such as Stree, Badhaai Ho, Raid, Raazi, Tumbbad Pad Man, AndhaDhun and also, big films like Sanju, Padmaavat, 2.0 , Baaghi 2 did strongly in theaters.
Now, 2 biggies are awaiting their turn, Shah Rukh Khan‘s Zero and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba. Both are highly anticipated films of 2018 and have the potential to end this year on a thunderous note. The question is, will they do it?
Let’s talk about Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero first. Undoubtedly, SRK’s most ambitious project till date, Zero is looking extremely promising. It’s been a while that Shah Rukh has given a film that has earned to its potential. With Zero, it is looking like he can actually surpass his Chennai Express’s lifetime total.
Zero is also carrying a big positive buzz with it so it can be a game changer for SRK. In last 1-2 years, Indian audience has been great to only good films and is absolutely rejecting bad films. So, if Zero has a good genuine story and if Aanand L Rai can spread his directorial magic with SRK’s impeccable acting, Zero will be completely unstoppable.
December will be taken over by Zero if it works well. His fans are already going crazy so the film, when released on 21st December, will create a havoc at the box office.
Ranveer Singh’s Simmba is releasing one week after Zero. It’s not exactly a clash but it will affect the business of both the movies to some extent. Simmba is a Rohit Shetty film so audience is expecting a mass entertainer, with the youthful and energetic Ranveer Singh as the lead actor, Simmba can bring the Christmas to theaters.
Simmba’s craze is also very high among the movie community and it will look to cross the 150 crore mark at the box office. With Christmas and New year holidays, it can boost its earnings and if audience accepts it, then there is nothing like it.
Ranveer Singh is riding high on the success of Padmaavat, which did a 300 crore business at the box office so his credibility is something that will help with Simmba and Rohit Shetty has always brought the footfalls to theaters from movie like Golmaal franchise, Singham and Chennai Express. The combination of two entertainers Ranveer-Rohit can actually bring a positive storm on 28th December.
Together, Zero and Simmba can collect 250+ crore from the box office at least. Maximum, they can bring in 350+ crore but that needs to be seen when the films release and how they fare. But, in a nutshell, Zero and Simmba are going to give a big and happy closure to Bollywood Box Office.