Anti-Pakistan film 'Fighter' crashes at the box office

Seems like Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan's latest propaganda film, Fighter, couldn't really fly past the first week of release! The Siddharth Anand's 'war' drama crashed at the box office as Indian media labelled the film a ‘flop’ a week after it hit the screens. As per Pinkvilla, despite the promising start and positive buzz, Anand found himself facing a significant downturn at the box office on Monday. By the fifth day, Fighter witnessed a significant decline at the box office, recording an estimated collection of only INR70-80 million. This marks nearly a 70% drop from its opening day (INR240 million) and an over 82% decline from its second day (INR410 million) on Republic Day. As of the fifth day, Fighter's total earnings are approximately INR1.30 billion. The substantial decrease in collections raises concerns about the film's ability to reach the INR2 billion mark in India. Even if it achieves this milestone, it may not be sufficient considering the reported budget of the film is INR2.50 billion. As for Roshan, Fighter is now on its course to be his second flop in a row after the failure of Vikram Vedha in 2022. Much to Padukone's dismay, this film will bring an end to the star's successful streak at the box office, which commenced with Pathaan last year, and mark a significant setback for director Anand, experiencing his first flop in his 19-year career as a director.