Pawan Kalyan’s Sardar Gabbar Singh has witnessed a large decline in its collection at the worldwide box office in its second weekend. The chances of the movie crossing Rs. 100 crore mark look dim. Sardar Gabbar Singh received an earth-shattering opening on April 8 and witnessed record breaking collection at the box office on the first day, but the word of mouth took a toll on its business the next day.
The Pawan Kalyan and Kajal Aggarwal starrer was expected to make good collection in its second week and rake in the much-needed Rs 17 crore to surpass the Rs. 100-crore mark. However, reports suggest that Sardar Gabbar Singh showed over 80 percent drop in its business and is estimated to have collected Rs 7 crore at the worldwide box office in its second weekend, taking its 10-day global total to Rs 90 crore.
In the coming week, the movie will face another big threat in the form of Sarainodu, which will hit screens on April 22. The Allu Arjun starrer will drive away all mega family fans and may not allow the Pawan Kalyan starrer to cross Rs 100 crore mark in its life time.
Sardar Gabbar Singh was estimated to have collected Rs. 83 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first week. But the movie failed to beat the opening week records of Srimanthudu and Attarintiki Daredi, which are the second and third highest grossing Telugu films until now, respectively.
The film had set something of a pre-release record, doing pre-release business of Rs 25 crore in two days, post the audio launch. However, while the makers of the film were aiming for the 100 crore club, if current earnings trends continue, the film is not likely to reach that benchmark, and will then record a loss for distributors. Distributors and others who have bought rights to the film are already disappointed with the poor performance. And a section of distributors of the movie are planning to meet Pawan Kalyan to see if he can bail them out.