Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur Marches Forward with ₹63.4 Crore Net at Indian Box Office on its 13th Day

"Global Gross Reaches ₹85 Crore as 'Sam Bahadur' Overcomes Weekday Challenges, Trade Analysts Predict a Potential ₹100 Crore Lifetime Gross"

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14 December 2023, Mumbai: Vicky Kaushal’s portrayal of Sam Bahadur, based on the life of Sam Manekshaw, the Former Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, continues to command attention at the box office. In its 13th day in theaters, the film has maintained a steady momentum, securing an estimated ₹63.4 crore net at the Indian box office. Despite facing fluctuations during the week, the movie’s performance picked up over the weekend, contributing to its global gross of ₹85 crore.

Global and Indian Box Office Figures

According to early estimates, ‘Sam Bahadur’ collected ₹2.25 crore net on its 13th day, maintaining a consistent range of ₹2-3 crore throughout the week. The film’s global box office earnings currently stand at ₹85 crore gross, showcasing its resonance with audiences worldwide. In India, the first week saw a robust collection of ₹38.8 crore, with a total net of ₹63.4 crore in thirteen days.

Overseas Reception and Challenges Faced

While the movie faced challenges during the week, experiencing a decline in box office numbers, it managed to regain traction over the weekend. However, the current week has presented a new set of hurdles, with collections remaining within the ₹2-3 crore band. In the overseas market, ‘Sam Bahadur’ has garnered ₹12.8 crore net, contributing to its global success.

Sam Bahadur’s Future Projections

Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel, offering insights into the film’s potential, suggested that ‘Sam Bahadur’ might achieve a lifetime gross of ₹100 crore worldwide. Despite its clash with Ranbir Kapoor’s “Animal,” analysts acknowledge the film’s strong narrative and Meghna Gulzar’s directorial prowess. Describing the film as a detailed and well-researched saga on Sam Manekshaw’s legendary life, Kadel praised Gulzar for delivering an inspirational and brave narrative without resorting to jingoism or chest-beating.

RSVP Movies’ Production and Release Strategy

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner of RSVP Movies, ‘Sam Bahadur’ boasts a budget of ₹55 crore. The film hit theaters on December 1, capturing the essence of Manekshaw’s life and contributions. Despite the clash with other releases, the movie has left a mark with its meticulous storytelling and strong performances.

Sam Bahadur’s Potential Box Office Performance

While analysts like Sumit Kadel and Taran Adarsh have pointed out that ‘Sam Bahadur’ could have achieved even greater numbers had it not clashed with “Animal,” the film’s success is undeniable. With its gripping narrative and Vicky Kaushal’s stellar performance, ‘Sam Bahadur’ continues to navigate the challenges of the box office, leaving an indelible mark on the audience.

By Yashika Desai

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