Sam Bahadur Box Office Collection: Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur has emerged as a formidable force, showcasing a commendable performance in its initial days. Released on December 1 Friday, amid stiff competition from Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal, the Meghna Gulzar directorial is on an upward trajectory, leaving audiences and critics alike impressed.
Sam Bahadur Box Office Collection
Day 1: A Strong Kick-Off
Sam Bahadur kick-started its box office journey with a robust performance, earning a commendable ₹6.25 crore at the national level on its opening day. The film’s narrative centred around the life of India’s first Field Marshal, Sam Manekshaw, resonated well with audiences, setting the stage for an intriguing clash with its cinematic rival, Animal.
Day 2: Steady Growth Amidst the Clash
As the clash with Animal intensified, Sam Bahadur displayed resilience and witnessed a notable surge on its second day. Early estimates suggest that the film earned an impressive ₹9.25 crore on Saturday, surpassing its opening figure. The overall occupancy on December 2 stood at 46 per cent, a testament to the growing interest in the film.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on social media, stating, “Sam Bahadur Saturday/day 2 at national chains… PVR Inox: ₹4.35 crore, Cinepolis: ₹1.1 crore. Total: ₹5.45 crore. NOTE: Friday [entire day] was ₹3.60 crore… Strong word of mouth has come into play.”
Day 3: Sustaining Momentum
As the weekend unfolded, Sam Bahadur continued its winning streak at the box office. Early estimates for the film’s third day suggest a net collection of around ₹10.49 crore, while at the national level film earns ₹5.90 crore further solidifying its position in the competitive cinematic landscape. The film’s total earnings now stand at an impressive ₹25.74 crore.
Industry Applause and Social Media Buzz
Beyond the box office numbers, Sam Bahadur has garnered widespread acclaim from both audiences and celebrities alike. A special screening in Mumbai saw cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, and Ajit Agarkar among others praising Vicky Kaushal’s portrayal of Sam Manekshaw.
Sachin Tendulkar, in particular, commended the film, stating, “It’s a very good film. I was super impressed by Vicky’s acting. It truly felt like Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was present. The body language was incredible. It’s an important film for all generations to watch, to know the history of our country.”
The positive reviews have extended beyond the sports world, with celebrities like Karan Johar, Katrina Kaif, and Abhishek Bachchan showering praise on the film after early screenings. Social media has been abuzz with fans lauding Vicky Kaushal’s performance, with The Hindustan Times review stating, “If there’s one thing that keeps you hooked to Sam Bahadur, it has to be Vicky Kaushal.”
Sam Bahadur not only held its ground in the face of fierce competition but has also marched ahead with steady momentum. The film’s success at the box office, coupled with critical acclaim, positions it as a must-watch for the people especially the younger generation of our country who should know the history of India and the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (also known as ‘Sam Bahadur’) as our first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of field marshal, he was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
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How much has Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur earned till now at the box office?
Vicky Kaushal’s Sam Bahadur has earned approx. 19 crore at the box office.