R Balki’s Shamitabh has failed to make any impact both at the domestic and overseas box office. The film started slow and never gained any momentum in its first weekend and also failed the ‘Monday test’.
Eros International acquired Shamitabh for Rs 40 crore and spent around 9 crore on marketing and release. The film has only recovered around Rs 21 crore (11 cr share approx) from its theatrical business in India. At various overseas markets, the film has collected around $1 million (Rs 6.2 crore).
Overall, Shamitabh is R. Balki’s biggest disaster. His first two directorial ventures – Cheeni Kum and Paa – both low-costing films that did reasonably well at the box office.
|Day||Box Office Collections in India (Crores)|
Verdict – Disaster