The weekend performance of “Sachin – A Billion Dreams” shows that the movie has done just fine for a docu-drama. The movie has collected 27.85 crores over the weekend. Now the next feat to look out for the movie would be to get listed onto 50 Crore Club.
The numbers over the weekend are just below “Half Girlfriend”, a much more conventional and quintessentially Bollywood entertainment flick, which brought in 32.04 crore over the weekend. In fact these are also the seventh highest weekend numbers of 2017 as only “Baahubali 2 [Hindi]”, “Raees”, “Jolly LLB 2”, “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, “Kaabil” and “Half Girlfriend” have done better in theaters.
The film’s weekend collections are better than the likes of “Naam Shabana”, “Rangoon”,”Commando 2”, “Phillauri” and “OK Jaanu”, says a report on koimoi.com. Moreover, the numbers too have stayed on to be the highest over the weekend on day by day basis and that too when there was competition in the form of mainstream releases like “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”, “Hindi Medium”, “Baahubali 2” and “Half Girlfriend”.
The manner in which “Sachin – A Billion Dreams” is currently going, it should find its way into the 50 Crore Club. This is the first time ever when a docudrama has actually seen a mainstream release across the country (at over 2000 screens) and presented to a large section of audiences for their consumption.
There was capacity to earn much more given its wide release. However, that was more to do with this being a widespread release and if one takes into account that there is, in any case, a limited audience for such releases, “Sachin – A Billion Dreams” has been a fair play so far.