At the Indian box office, the Ranveer Singh starrer is 83 percent closer to the Rs. 100 crore nett mark. After Master, Vakeel Saab, Annaatthe, Sooryavanshi, and Pushpa in 2021, it will be the second Bollywood film and the sixth Indian film to achieve the coveted milestone of Rs. 100 crore in nett terms. It will be Ranveer Singh’s fourth straight Rs. 100 crore grosser after Padmaavat, Simmba, and Gully Boy, and his sixth overall with Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani. Although the sum of Rs. 100 crores is no longer a determining factor in a film’s success, it is still an impressive achievement. Ranveer Singh would be the first actor in the newer generation to earn Rs. 100 crore in four consecutive films.
83 was a blockbuster movie with a huge production budget of Rs. 280 crores. The expectations for this film were quite high, and while it was able to meet the expectations of a segment of the audience, it was unable to meet the expectations of the broader segment of the public it was supposed to serve. With the holiday season over, it will be interesting to watch how far the film can go from here, with ticket receipts of 83 in the first ten days being less than Rs 50 lakh. The film’s silver lining is that it is expected to be the most successful Bollywood film in East Punjab and South India. Due to restrictions implemented by many states as a result of the spread of the Omicron variation, it lost roughly 10% of its box office after its first weekend. Even if we take that into account, the figures haven’t been optimal.
83 is a fantastic example of a film’s financing going wrong. Given the amount of money invested in this enterprise, the returns are unrealistic. Despite a rich satellite and internet agreement that the producers broke for the film, it is that uncommon film in today’s time that will see producers lose money. Many reasons have been cited for the film’s failure, but the bottom line is that the picture is less interesting for the majority of the audience. It’s a sign to the Bollywood industry that people want more healthy entertainment.
The following are the 83 nett Hindi version box office numbers by day:
1st Day – 12 cr
2nd Day – 16 cr
3rd Day – 16.5 cr
4th Day – 7 cr
5th Day – 6.25 cr
6th Day – 5.5 cr
7th Day – 5 cr
8th Day – 4.25 cr
9th Day – 7 cr
10th Day – 7.25 cr
Total: Rs. 86.75 crores in Hindi
The cost of the dubbed version is estimated to be Rs. 3.25 crore.
Total figure: 90cr