Despite raking in highly positive reviews from critics, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar’s film The Sky Is Pink is struggling at the Box Office. The presence of two behemoths in the form of Hollywood flick ‘Joker’ and Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff film ‘War’ has hampered the business of Shonali Bose’s film.
After its first weekend, The Sky Is Pink managed to earn just 10 crores in three days. Film and trade analyst Taran Adarsh called the film’s performance ‘dull’ as he summed up its business so far on Twitter.
#TheSkyIsPink is dull… Gathered momentum on Day 2 [Sat], but fell flat on Day 3 [Sun], more so towards evening shows… Even its target audience – multiplex crowd – didn’t embrace it wholeheartedly… Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 4 cr, Sun 4.20 cr. Total: ₹ 10.70 cr. #India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 14, 2019
He wrote, “The Sky Is Pink is dull… Gathered momentum on Day 2 [Sat], but fell flat on Day 3 [Sun], more so towards evening shows… Even its target audience – multiplex crowd – didn’t embrace it wholeheartedly… Fri 2.50 cr, Sat 4 cr, Sun 4.20 cr. Total: ₹ 10.70 cr. India biz.”
As per reports at the Box Office India, in the last three days, Joker has earned more than The Sky Is Pink, despite the Hollywood film being released much earlier than Priyanka and Farhan’s film.
Moreover, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s film has crushed all competition so far, as it seeks to close in on Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh, that is the highest-grossing film of 2019. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film looks all but set to enter the 300 crore club soon.
The actions sequences and Hrithik and Tiger facing off with one another are just two of the few factors that have turned the tide in their films’ favour. Despite being slammed by critics for its predictable storylines, the movie has earned 271 crores so far, and looks hungry to break further records.
Speaking to a news agency about his films’ success, Hrithik Roshan said, “We wanted to make a film that raises the bar of action films in India and could truly compete with the best of action spectacles being made in the West. War is a genre-defining action film and I’m extremely happy for the entire cast and crew of War because we all have given our all and more to make this film a cut above.”