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Chhapaak Box Office Prediction: Will Give Tough Competition To Tanhaji

Chhapaak Box Office Prediction: Based on a true story of an acid-attack survivor, Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak is directed by Meghna Gulzar. It will clash with Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Rajinikanth’s Darbar.

Deepika Padukone had no release last year. She was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (Jan 2018) which was a blockbuster. The actress is all set big comeback with Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak releasing on this Friday.

Chhapaak is releasing with a lot of positivity around it. The trailer received a positive response. Deepika Padukone’s portrayal of an acid attack survivor is already winning hearts. Coming to the box office, Chhapaak has to compete with two biggies Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Darbar. Will Deepika make it big at the box office? How much will Chhapaak earn on its opening day? What will be the lifetime box office collection of Chhapaak? Let’s discuss Chhapaak box office prediction.

Chhapaak box office prediction: Positives with the film

Story: Chhapaak is based on a true story of an acid attack survivor Laxmi Aggarwal.

Good trailer: The trailer of the film received accolades. Not only her fans, but the Bollywood celebrities have also given a thumbs up to the trailer.

Pre-release positivity: Chhapaak s releasing with a lot of positivity around it. Not only the subject but Deepika’s acting and film is the talk of the time.

Chhapaak box office prediction: Negatives with the film

Clash with Tanhaji and Darbar: Chhapaak is clashing with two biggies, Ajay Devgn‘s mega-budget historical drama film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Rajinikanth’s Darbar. It is going to an interesting clash as all three movies look promising.

Limited audience: We can’t expect a film like Chhapaak to perform well in mass centres. While Tanhaji and Darbar would dominate the mass centres, Chhapaak would score big in the metros and multiplexes.

Chhapaak Box Office Prediction: Early estimates

Considering all the positives and negatives, I expect Chhapaak to take a strictly average opening at the box office. Screen count will be an important factor here as the two big movies are releasing on the same date. Moreover, Akshay Kumar’s Good Newwz is still performing well and maybe a big threat for Chhapaak especially in multiplexes.

I am expecting Chhapaak to release on around 1800 screens. With an occupancy of around 30%, Deepika Padukone starrer would look to collect 7-8 crore on its opening day. However, anything around Rs 10 crore would be a big start for the film.

The estimated budget of Chhapaak is around Rs 45 crore. It needs to cross Rs 60 crore to be called a box office hit. A decent opening complemented with positive word of mouth will ensure a hit status for the film. I am expecting Chhapaak to earn around Rs 70 crore in its lifetime.

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