The Ranveer Singh starrer Cirkus that hit screens last week on December 23 has been facing a tough time at the box office. Directed by Rohit Shetty the film which was expected to be one of the biggest money spinners of 2022, ending the year with a bang seems to have hit a brick wall. With less than appreciative reviews, and immense competition the business of the film has been rather dismal. After a slow start, on Friday, the collections of Cirkus did witness growth. However, it was too little too late.
Now, as its fourth day comes to a close, early estimates paint a rather bleak image. As per trade estimates, the business of Cirkus has seen a massive drop of over 60% in collections on Day 4 as compared to its opening day collections of Rs. 6.25 cr. In fact, going by these trends Cirkus which managed to draw in Rs. 20.85 cr. over its opening weekend is likely to see a paltry Rs. 2.50 cr. to Rs. 2.60 cr. coming in on its first Monday, Day 4. But, on the other hand, the big-ticket Hollywood entertainer Avatar: The Way of Water which released a week before Cirkus, has seen further growth in collections.
Currently, trade buzz states that with Cirkus underperforming Avatar: The Way of Water has benefited immensely. If that was not enough, with shows of Cirkus being dropped in certain locations, the previously released Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam 2 has also see a revival of sorts at the box office.
All in all, given the current scenario, the business of Cirkus is heading into a downward spiral. With lacklustre reviews, and un-appreciative word of mouth the business of the film is unlikely to see much growth.