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Box Office Predictions for Chef

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There was a time when Saif Ali Khan was riding high as a solo star. That period was from Hum Tum (2004) until Love Aaj Kal (2009). With the excellent openings of Race and Love Aaj Kal, it wouldn’t be wrong to state that he was one of the top stars in the industry in the 2008-2009 period.

Things changed drastically 2010 onwards. With the exception of Cocktail and Race 2 (coincidentally, both films had connections to Love Aaj Kal and Race respectively, his last major solo hits before 2010), all of his films have failed at the box office, one after another. Can Chef get Saif Ali Khan out of this dismal stage?

Box Office Predictions for Chef

Chef seems like a film that would find decent appreciation with family audiences in big cities/metros/multiplexes. Families look for a light-hearted family-oriented film would come to watch this film and would like the film as well, with the director (Raja Krishna Menon) being a plus point. With that being, it seems like this section of the audience would be the only takers for the film. On weekdays (when it’s mostly the youth that come to watch films), I feel that the collections will be extremely dismal.

Another point to note is that Chef is a remake of the American film Chef (2014). Generally, Hollywood films remade into Bollywood films don’t work well in India.

Although I did mention director Raja Krishna Menon as a plus point (taking into consideration the huge success of Airlift), it’s also important to note that his two directorial ventures before that (Barah Aana and Bus Yun Hi) were both disasters at the box office, which somewhat takes away from the plus point.

Overall, this will not be the box office success that Saif Ali Khan needs to resurrect his career!

My Box Office Predictions for Chef:

  • Opening Day: 3 crore nett
  • Opening Weekend: 12 crore nett
  • Lifetime Collections: 25 crore nett
  • Overall Verdict: Flop

The article has been written by Bobby Sidhu who is a box office enthusiast and have an internship in a tax firm in Canada. You can follow him on Twitter Bobby Sidhu.

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14 Comments

  1. guys u read FORBES article if Aamir upcoming movies able to do 1000cr ww . Then Aamir Khan will be crowned as WORLD BIGGEST MOVIE STAR . He will take crown from srk
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    • @rishabh
      Already Aamir is biggest Global Megastar

      Aur 1000cr ww toh baye hat ka khel hai Aamir ke liye aab

      TOH-Atleast 1500cr atmost 2500cr
      Baki sab 650cr ke andar khel rahe hai

    • @rishabh
      thanks for sharing this nice article.
      acually i read it after my above comment

      sallu fans see d power of Worlds biggest Megastar- Aamir Khan

      • ya ya.. uska cartoon movie aa raha hai na abhi.. dekte hai power of world’s biggest cartoon ko.. :D

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  2. 2.0 @ 2000 CR Reply

    Damn it!!! Who Cares????? Everyone is waiting with bated breath for 1 n only 2.0(Robot 2) Akki will show his true potential with this universal (full commercial) film
    Some haters will say its is Rajnikanth film while everyone knows Rajnikanth doesn’t have market in Bollywood also Robot didn’t collect much here…..
    Even Rajnikanth himself said Akki is a original hero of 2.0 not himself
    So all said n done it’s AKKI SHOW ALL THE WAY…

  3. 25 crore means it will beat mega blockbuster Jokers collections. Akshay saved by patriotism otherwise Shetty and Saif were bigger stars than him.

  4. Salli fans ko bahot jalan ho rahi hai
    Sallu cant break Aamirs record that too with 5 chance

    Mai sirf PK ki baat kar raha hoon 😂
    Dangal toh sat janam me bhi nahi tutegi kisiko

    Only Aamir can break Dangal

    • dean Ambrose Reply

      Tera amir khan kabhi bhi bahubali 2 ka Indian box office collection Tod jayega,,,,saath janm me bhi nhi samjha parshya,,,,,,,510cr+ kabhi nhi samjha ,,,,me amir KO hate nhi karta hu samjha me achi filme pasand karta hu beshak actor koi bhi ho for example,,, srk ki dare,,,baazigar,,yes boss,,,chaahat,,duplicate,,, salman ki bandhan,,judwaa,,MPK,,,BB and amir ki dil,,,baazi,,,sarfarosh,,,RDB,,,Ajay ki qamayat,,ishq,,,diljale,,and I love all the actors govinda sir,,,anil sir,,,Sanjay duty,,,bobby deol… But uuu are the biggest crap fan of amir,,,

  5. Modest fan Reply

    a movie that look like a american tv series, thats also not the big thriller, action ones but the small drama and slice of life ones. saif is in trouble his comedy movies, action movies, romantic movies all flopped doing this slice of life wont bring him back .

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