Despite negative reviews from almost every critic in the country, Sajid Khan’s Humshakals is going great guns at the box office
They called it farce. They called it mindless. They called it pathetic. Humshakals has been panned by the critics all over the nation. But the producers of Humshakals are laughing their way to the bank as the Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh starrer has grossed Rs 12.5 crore.
Sajid Khan’s Humshakals has now got the third biggest opening in 2014 at the box office. While Jai Ho raked Rs 17.5 crores on the opening day, Gunday managed to earn Rs 15.5 crores on its release day. Humshakals has over taken box office hits like Holiday and 2 States, when the first day’s earnings are compared.
Humshakals had already earned Rs 45 crore through non-theatrical revenue streams and is steadily moving towards profit. While many predict the film to go on to become a hit, the experts point out at the fate of Salman Khan’s Jai Ho. Even though Jai Ho had the biggest opening, Bhai‘s film failed miserably at the box office.
As of now Humshakals team would be happy with the first day’s outcome. Only time will tell if Humshakals manages to rake profit or pull out an another Jai Ho.