The sixth day at the box office for the Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer “Fighter” showcased steady performance, despite facing a significant drop in numbers. Released on January 25 and directed by Siddharth Anand, the film managed to maintain a consistent collection, earning ₹7.7 crore on the sixth day.
The total box office collection for “Fighter” in India has reached ₹134.25 crore nett, according to recent reports. Despite a dip in the film’s performance on the sixth day, with an occupancy rate of around 12.77 percent, there are expectations of improvement over the upcoming weekend.
The film has faced some unexpected challenges, particularly a surprising decline in audience support, especially in B and C tier centers, post its release. Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel expressed his astonishment, stating, “Crash of Fighter on Monday has shocked trade and industry alike. No one was expecting it to come down so heavily on Monday.”
“Fighter” has also faced comparisons with Siddharth Anand’s previous films, “Pathaan” and “War,” and while it has performed well globally with a gross collection of ₹225 crore, it still falls behind the records set by the director’s earlier works.
The star-studded cast of “Fighter” includes Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, and Akshay Oberoi. Despite the film’s success, it has been noted that it lags behind the director’s previous projects in terms of box office numbers.
Hrithik Roshan addressed some of the controversy surrounding the film, particularly concerning its alleged political undertones. In response to the reactions, he clarified that as an actor, he does not cross any lines but acknowledged the conviction of director Siddharth Anand. Roshan emphasized that he believes his audience is more evolved and does not need certain narrative elements.
“Fighter” continues to be a noteworthy release, and its box office performance will be closely watched in the coming days, especially considering the unexpected challenges it has faced in the later days of its theatrical run.