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




  • 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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