A Gentleman is a box office disaster

‘A Gentleman’ is one of the biggest debacles of the year so far, because the film has had a significant drop in business on Monday after a poor weekend at the box office. The film has collected 13 crore in its first weekend, but given the weekend trend and the fall on Monday, it could wrap well under the 25 crore mark.

These are extremely poor numbers for a film that had a decent trailer and star cast, but the promos that followed the trailer gave it a ‘rom-com’ like vibe, a genre that had faced outright rejection at the box office in the last few months.

The first title of the film was ‘Reloaded’, which was then changed to ‘Reload’. Both those titles would’ve probably worked better than a title like ‘A Gentleman’. The poor decision on the title was followed by an ineffective marketing campaign, where a hit-song like ‘Bandook Meri Laila’ was the last song to be released.

The disastrous result of ‘A Gentleman’ is a major setback to Sidharth Malhotra’s career, that has seen highs like ‘Ek Villain’ which was preceded by a strong debut in ‘Student Of The Year’. ‘Kapoor & Sons’ did well at the box office, but his last two films have been rejected outright. ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ managed a decent initial due to hit music, but ‘A Gentleman’ was a disaster from Day 1 itself. There’s hope though as his next two films are low on budget and look interesting on paper.

A GentlemanCollectionsGrowth / Drop
Day 1 (Friday)4.04 crore-
Day 2 (Saturday)4.36 crore+ 8%
Day 3 (Sunday)4.73 crore+ 8%
Day 4 (Monday)2.03 crore- 57%
Day 5 (Tuesday)1.60 crore- 21%
Day 6 (Wednesday)1.71 crore+ 7%
Day 7 (Thursday)1.35 crore- 21%
India Total Collections19.82 crore

 

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50 Comments

  • Again, not such a bad movie (With one good twist in my opinion). The action was underwhelming, they should have stepped it up. Tone of the movie was that of a rom-com, which is why it felt like a rom-com.

  • @indicine, do you think the curfew in states like Haryana, Punjab, Delhi has anything to do with this? also should baadshaho postpone looking at current situation in those states?

  • Siddharth is not a solo star material…whatever hits he had was from multi starrers and truth to be told he was the weakest link in those films as well…

  • Cant believe this…. I think after the highly negative reviews from critics audience are not ready to take risk… Really sad……

    Mostly bcz its a good entertainer that have great action, (especially the hand to hand fight scenes)… and the comedy scenes are refreshing, situational and very funny.. Even though they r simple… Also the songs are well placed..

    The film is actually a no boring entertainer ..

    On the other hand its very funny to see some critics praising Vivegam as a masterpiece… Actually its avg /bel avg film..

  • Disappointing year for the industry continues. Ranbir, Ranveer & to an extent Varun have consolidated their positions in the industry. Other youngsters still have to be consistent enough to be taken seriously.

    Khans/Akshay/Ajay/Hrithik have set very high standards. Even in the early years of their career they were high achievers. The pressure remains on the youngsters as to who will be their true replacament. But such pressure doesn’t seem to be fair as these guys (Khans/Ajay/Hrithik/Akshay) are class apart and extremely difficult to be replaced.

    All eyes now on Baadshaho. Doesn’t matter if it opens big or small, if it has content it has full one month to perform. Quite excited about the movie. Hope it doesn’t disappoint. Industry needs this one to be a hit.

    #Only 4 days to Baadshaho

  • Even badshao even though looking gud is not going to work in multiplexes. With due respect to ajay his movies never worked in multiplexes apart from singham series n golmaal series.indicine team is spot on bcoz the buzz is pretty low in multiplexes but gud in ss.

  • Not sure why the makers are changing good sounding titles for films into pathetic ones – Rehnuma was changed to Jab Chhuara met Duckling and we all know the result. Now action packed and attractive looking title “Reloaded” was changed to limp sounding “A Gentleman” and again we know the result. Idiots.

  • Bollywood has the most unfaithful and disloyal audience..that is why they are not turning in to theatres..
    Hindi audience should learn from tollywood and kollywood,as they always have loyal fan base ,even when their fav actor film flops..

    • That’s asking people to swallow #%## payed with their own hard earned money, all in the name of Loyal Fandom?? yeah that’ll work with sheeple

  • Toilet Ek Prem Katha is looking at a 6.75 crore nett third week and it will be in the same range as Raees (the highest HINDI grosser of 2017 till date) after 21 days…..
    So what about excellent content, excellent trending of TEPK??? TEPK solo release and Raees clashed with another Super star movie

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