Box office: Tiger Shroff's 'Baaghi 3' earns Rs. 33 crore
Battling its way through armed men, tankers, copters, rising coronavirus scare, and harrowing reviews, Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 3 has put a blockbuster show at the box office. Minting an impressive Rs. 33 crore in two days despite various challenges, the third movie in the action franchise has become the highest Bollywood opener of 2020 thus far. Here are more details.
Even as Baaghi 3 opened to poor reviews, it collected a massive Rs. 17.5 crore on its release day, i.e., Friday. However, on Saturday, it witnessed a slight drop in its ticket sales and managed to collect Rs. 15.5 crore. This takes the movie's total two-day collection to Rs. 33 crore. It can be expected to cross the Rs. 50 crore mark by Sunday.
Baaghi 3 is now the biggest Bollywood opener of 2020. On Friday, it beat out other major releases of this year, such as Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (first-day collection: Rs. 15.10 crore), Love Aaj Kal (Rs. 12 crore), and Street Dancer 3D (Rs. 9.5 crore). Meanwhile, the movie also marks Tiger's third-highest opener, after War (2019) and Baaghi 2 (2018).
Directed by Ahmed Khan, Baaghi 3 is the latest installment in Sajid Nadiadwala's money-magnet franchise. In the movie, Tiger reprises his role as the perennially enraged Ronnie, who this time sets out on a mission to rescue his kidnapped brother Vikram (played by Riteish Deshmukh) from war-torn Syria. It also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Ankita Lokhande, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Vijay Varma.
While Baaghi 3 has garnered praise for its adrenaline-pumped action scenes, it received flak for its poor screenplay and underwhelming performances. In our review of the movie, we wrote, "It would be both unfair and unwise to expect a lot from a movie like Baaghi 3... It is just your regular dose of escapist filmmaking and popcorn entertainment, but it works, albeit mildly."