Shah Rukh Khan’s latest Sci-fi film RA.One upon its release on Diwali has managed to collect Rs.18 crore at the home box office on the opening day. However, despite high hopes and vigorous marketing the film couldn’t break the first day collection records of Salman Khan’s Bodyguard, which collected Rs. 22 crore on its first day of opening.
RA. One also managed to collect Rs. 6.5 crore from the overseas market. The film was released in almost 3,500 screens simultaneously across the globe. Written and directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film features Shahrukh Khan in dual roles. Stars like Kareena Kapoor, Armaan Verma and Arjun Rampal also play prominent roles in the film.
Sunil Punjab, CEO of Cinemax said:
“There could be two reasons – the 3D version of the film was made available a little late. Although in metros it was fine, but in other cities due to delayed release in 3D we had to cancel some of the shows.”
Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas said:
Although Shah Rukh’s acting is good, ‘RA.One’ is basically a film for children as it boast of lot of animation and special effects. Adults are not actually liking the film. However, it is likely to do well in the coming days,”
The film is jointly produced by Eros International and Khan’s production company, Red Chillies Entertainment, and was originally scheduled for release on 3 June 2011 but due to extensive post-production work involving special effects and the 3D conversion, the release got postponed to 26 October 2011.
Here’s the official trailer of RA. One in case you haven’t still checked it out: