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Zero vs Thugs of Hindostan vs Race 3 Opening and Response

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Shahrukh Khan’s Zero hit the screens with huge expectations. However the film seems to be underwhelming as far the initial respsonse is concerned.

2018 saw the release of two big diappointmenrs, Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan starring megastars Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. They were released on Eid and Diwali respectively and had massive budget. However both of these films failed at the box office and wrapped up under 175 crores.

Now it is Shahrukh Khan’s turn and it is expected that he will maintain the dominance of Khan trio with the success of Zero. However the start is not that great. In fact the opening is lower than both Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan.

Zero vs Thugs of Hindostan vs Race 3 Box Office and Reviews

Zero has opened to around 35% occupancy in the morning shows. In comparison Race opened to 50% (Excellent) and Thugs of Hindostan opened to 70% (Bumper). This was expected as Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan were masala films and Zero is a romantic-drama. The advance booking of Zero was much lower than both films. Though it still has the advantage of Christmas and the holiday period. However for that, the word of mouth has to be positive.

The initial reviews are mixed to negative. The average rating so far is 1.90 which is slightly better than Thugs of Hindostan and Race 3 but is still on the lower side. The famous critics like Taran Adarsh and Anupama Chopra have given extremely negative reviews.

MovieZeroRace 3TOH
Avg Rating1.901.401.69
Taran Adarsh1.522
Koimoi
322
Indian Express11.51
Hindustan Times3.511
DNA322.5
Pinkvilla322.5
NDTV21.52.5
Bollywood Life2.52.52
Firstpost1.51.75
Mid-day12
Deccan Chronicles11.5
Rajeev Masand12
Anupama Chopra22

From the reviews and opening, it seems that Zero could be an another underwhelming film from Shahrukh Khan. Will it join the likes of Race 3 and Thugs of Hindostan? We will find out soon.

11 Comments

  1. See with lowest rating of 1.4 Race 3 emerging highest collection of all the 3 films race3 TOH and zero. So despite of worst contents Salman is pulling best numbers among 3 khans. This proves him to be biggest superstar of all the three khans. With WOM and fan following of srk so called king Khan….i don’t think he will cross 150 cr mark.

    • Ceiling khan Reply

      It’s not about pulling audience with lesser stars..audience expect certain kind of films from salman..on other hand expectations from aamir is different..salman is still a bigger star..bt its the audience who’s reviews matter nit critics
      And why so less articles from this site????

  2. Thugs of hindostan was holiday release and big action adventure film. Race 3 also action franchise film. But Zero is not an action film . It is drama and lead actor is playing a dwarf. So those who are Comparing Zero with those 2 films are stupid.

    • Bollyyare ab phir Kia hua zero ki toh ki ab koi news n de Rahe h ab zero ka gham mana Rahe h Salman se to tum San jalte ho but Salman fan Tina kesi se n jalte jate h shan se Salman fan ke Nam se

  3. I seriously don’t understand why media always target Salman Khan and try to bring him down….Race 3 made on a Budget of 140cr and it did 170cr business…..30cr more than Budget so how it underperform….
    Race 3 Distributed by its Producers itself SKF so their is no thrid party involve……All sub-distributors and exhibitors have recover their investment (except 1 or 2 who may face minimal lose)….so why media try their best to call it flop…..though many trade site declare it Semi-Hit or Above Average…….

    Yes you can say that considering Salman Khan market value and his star power it underperform, but you cannot put it with TOH….because that was a FLOP which made on 280-300cr Budget and did 140-150cr lifetime……

    Please its a request to Bollyarena, don’t use such word…..You say it recover its investment but underperform considering Salman star power……

  4. You parshat stupid Salman low acting low star cast low story los director low banner .amir good acting amit j good acting Kat good looking high budget 2 yeat amir 1 film .srk good acting Anushka good Kat good good director 100 m trailer views good song most likely trailer srk romantic good acting phir bhi Salman se srk amir peche h Dekho stardom Salman ka toh 145 race3 169 zero…..

  5. let’s compare the top advances of salman with srk’s zero. all these films have released during festivals
    salman
    1. tiger zinda hai- 24.76 crore
    2. sultan- 21.53 crore
    3. race3- 19.16 crore
    4. prdp – 15 crore approx
    5. kick- 13 crore approx
    ( zero 13 crore net almost same as 2014 release kick)
    forget about tzh , sultan and race3 zero advance are lower than prdp which was a 2015 release.

    with two 300 crore heroines this film has somehow crossed the net advance of tubelight. but tubelight came before gst so the gross is lower and we can say that it has sold lower number of tickets compared to tubelight which had no heroine at all .

    so srkians now don’t say ever that srk deserves solo festival releases. race 3 with a rejected trailer almost have 20 crore advance and just look at the advance of this film, auk thu. i was waiting for this day for a long time that somehow srk manages solo festival release . he has got it with zero but look at what gangu teli srk has done in comparison to salman’s festival releases. today srk has become nanga in front of the whole country.

    bring me that srk fan in front of me today who dares to say that srk is anywhere near salman in terms of initial pull. srk and akshay kumar are content dependent stars. they are known for giving low opening and advance. they can never match salman or aamir in initial pull.

    akshay ne 2.0 ko ghatiya opening deke latka di thi, wom saved that film. srk has done the same thing to zero , now all depends on wom. if zero works from here it will be director’s credit not srk’s, because actor’s job is to give initial.

  6. Bolly Zinda Hai Reply

    Bollyarena who went in coma after TOH will be now super active.

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