With a massive collection of $41 million (Rs 294 + crore) in the first three days worldwide Prabhas and Shradha Kapoor’s film, Saaho has emerged as the second-highest film in terms of the worldwide box office. As per reports, the multilingual film has surpassed Hollywood biggies like The Lion King ($27 million), Once Upon a Time In Hollywood ($25 million) and Angel Has Fallen ($24 million).
After winning the hearts with his macho yet loveable character in Baahubali, Prabhas is back in the movie Sahoo with what was touted as the Magnus opus of his career. Since its trailer launch, Saaho was projected as a film that takes action in Bollywood film to the next level; thanks to Hollywood’s action director Kenny Bates directing slick action sequences and nitro-powered chases. However, that’s the only high point of the film.
Before its release, Saaho had a massive amount of hype and curiosity generated by various aspects. The distributors released it in over 8,500 screens across the globe and it is the biggest number for any Indian movie. Having good advance booking, the film opened to record-breaking response and collected Rs 125 crore gross at the box office on the first day. It became the second all-time biggest opener after Baahubali 2.
However, reviews suggest Saaho has failed to meet the viewers’ expectations and ended up getting mixed talk. Many in the industry feared that the word of mouth might take a toll on its business on the following days. Thanks to the grand publicity exercises, the movie had a decent advance booking for its first weekend, even before it hit screens and this helped it to fare well at the ticket counters. It has a 35 per cent drop in the second day and it is a usual trend for any film.