October hasn’t done well at the Box Office. The film opened much below expectations (at least 7-8 crore seemed possible on the first day but only 5.04 crore came in) and then the follow through over the weekend wasn’t on the desirable lines either. As a result, the film just about managed to reach the 20.25 crore mark and that’s pretty low if one looks at the credentials involved.

A Varun Dhawan film is special, so much so that even his realistic films like Badlapur manage decent numbers over the weekend [23.50 crore] and then maintain a steady run to reach a good lifetime total. In case of October, despite the fact that it is niche, the kind of numbers that it has managed are just not the kind that one associates with the young superstar.

One look at the weekend numbers of Varun Dhawan films below and you get the picture:

Box Office - Varun Dhawan's October Weekend Shows Yet Again That Star Ratings Don't Really Matter
Box Office – Varun Dhawan’s October Weekend Shows Yet Again That Star Ratings Don’t Really Matter

DilwaleRs. 64.09 crore (Shah Rukh Khan as main lead)

Judwaa 2Rs. 59.25 crore

ABCD – Any Body Can Dance 2Rs. 46.35 crore

Badrinath Ki DulhaniaRs. 43.05 crore

DishoomRs. 37.32 crore (with John Abraham)

Humpty Sharma Ki DulhaniaRs. 33.74 crore

Student of the YearRs. 25.30 crore (with Sidharth Malhotra)

BadlapurRs. 23.50 crore

Main Tera HeroRs. 22.73 crore

OctoberRs. 20 crore

The list also establishes yet again that reviews and plethora of stars that decorate such films aren’t of much use as audiences eventually have their own say. A Judwaa 2 or Badrinath Ki Dulhania may be panned by the critics but they end up scoring quite well universally. On the other hand an October may get 4-5 star ratings but eventually even elite picks and chooses such cinema as per their will and mood.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes star ratings don’t matter.
    That’s why akshay and varun dhawan are still alive. With 10 consecutive successful films of varun dhawan and 7 consecutive successful films of akshay it seems competition of varun⚔akshay.

  2. The movie is not for everyone..if you like no brainier movies then its not meant for you…the movie tried at last to change the typical Hindi cinema based only on singing, dancing, item song and a power star cast. ‘October’ proves once more that Bollywood fans are yet to become more mature to appreciate valid content.

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