83, starring Ranveer Singh, is off to a good start at the box office but the film has scored utmost success on day 1 and a lot of praises from the critics. But now it seems that the film has caught up in huge trouble as the small cities have replaced the film with Spiderman: No Way Home and Pushpa: The Rise.
A trade expert said, “On an all-India level, around 10-15% of ‘83’s shows have been discontinued. The response to the film over the weekend was not encouraging at all. In some centers, it did 1/4th business of Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01.”
The distributor of the Allu Arjun starrer in Bihar, revealed, “4 cinemas removed 83 and replaced it with Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01. One of them decided to make the change on Friday itself.”
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, “I am not aware (about reduction of the shows). But it’s a normal practice for multiplexes to reduce the show of a particular film and replace it with that of a film that is doing better.” He added, “The film comes with a heavy price tag and its numbers have been a disappointment for the industry. Post Sooryavanshi, Spider-Man: No Way Home and Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01, one expected another success in the form of 83. However, the collections have proved to be a setback.”