Rohit Shetty’s anticipated period comedy ‘Cirkus’ was released in cinemas on 23 Dec 2022, after rescheduling the release date two times. The film opened with negative reviews from critics and underperformed at the box office.
It stars Ranveer Singh, Varun Sharma, Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Johnny Lever, and Sanjay Mishra in key roles. Cirkus is directed by Rohit Shetty and marks his second full-fledged collab with Ranveer after Simmba. Now set for OTT Release this week.
Cirkus Box Office Performance
Cirkus was released on Dec 23, Fri, and had an underwhelming start at the box office. The film was supposed to take a double-digit start, which itself is low given the film stars Ranveer Singh and is directed by the acclaimed Rohit Shetty. Cirkus performed even lower than expectation, accumulating Rs 6.25 Cr on the first day and made only Rs 20.85 Cr over the weekend.
Avatar 2 affected the biz of Cirkus
Rohit-Ranveer’s last film Simmba (2018) had collected more than 20 crores on its first day. The reason behind the dull performance of ‘Cirkus’ at the box office is, it faced strong competition with Avatar 2 in India, the latter had a phenomenal run at the global box office, including India. Avatar 2 went on to become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India.
Ranveer’s String of Flops Continues with Cirkus
Cirkus has turned out to be a commercial failure marking the third straight flop for Ranveer in a row. ’83 the film, despite receiving rave reviews from the critics, failed to create a buzz among the masses and was thus considered a flop. The subsequent release, Jayeshbhai Jordaar received criticism for its plotline and acting. Cirkus marked the third box office failure in a row for Ranveer.
His last hit was 2019 ‘Gully Boy’, meanwhile, the actor appeared in the blockbuster ‘Sooryavanshi’ but it was not his film with credit going to Akshay Kumar.
Cirkus OTT Release Date
Talking about the OTT release date, the post-theatrical streaming rights of ‘Cirkus’ are bought by Netflix. The film was expected to arrive on the digital platform on the first week of Jan 2023, six weeks after the theatrical release, however, the digital release was postponed for reasons unknown.
Recently, Netflix announced that Cirkus will stream on the platform from 17 Feb 2023.
The film performed poorly in the theatres, it is now remained to be seen how the digital audience will respond to Ranveer’s ‘Cirkus’.
Ranveer Singh’s Last 5 Movies BOC
Take a look at Ranveer’s past 5 movies’ box office earnings with the verdict, below.
Jayeshbhai Jordaar (May 2022)- 15.59 Cr (Flop)
’83-The Film (Dec 2021)- Rs 109.02 Cr (Flop)
Gully Boy (Feb 2019)- Rs 140.25 Cr (Hit)
Simmba (Dec 2018)- Rs 240.31 Cr (Blockbuster)
Padmaavat (Jan 2018)- Rs 302.15 Cr (Blockbuster)
Cirkus Movie FAQs
A. Cirkus will release on Netflix on 17 Feb 2023.
A. Cirkus is estimated to be made on a budget of Rs 70 Crs.
A. Cirkus collected Rs 38.64 Cr in India, flop venture for Simmba duo.
A. Cirkus is considered a box office disaster.