Liger Hindi cash register pick-up day 1: Despite negative reviews and word of mouth, Vijay Deverakonda’s Hindi version starrer Liger opened on a fair note at the box office. With limited paid previews on Thursday and full-fledged shows on Friday, Liger has earned Rs 5.75 crores from the Hindi version so far.
Trading expert Taran Adarsh posted the collection on social media, writing: “#Liger opens mixed reactions on day 1… Good/fair in mass pockets, dull/ordinary in subways/multiplexes… Needs to improve its performance on Sat and Sun … do [preview shows] 1.25 cr, free Rs 4.50 cr. Total: Rs 5.75 cr. #India biz. Note: #Hindi version.”
Here’s the tweet
#liger opens to mixed reactions on day 1…Good/fair in mass pockets, boring/ordinary at subways/multiplexes…Needs to improve his performance on Sat and Sun…Thu [preview shows] 1.25 cr, Fri ₹ 4.50 cr. Total: ₹ 5.75 cr. #India biz. Remark: #Hindi version. pic.twitter.com/GAD0k9IdGR— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 27, 2022
Earlier in the morning, we reported that Liger has suffered a drastic decline in the regions of South India and the negative reception from the public has hurt the film. According to the report of Bollywood Life, Puri Jaganath sports drama earned Rs 26 crores from all languages. Now, after the negative reports, the film has seen a huge downward trend and the collection has dropped in the range of Rs 15-16 crores.
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Liger is Vijay’s career-best opening in Telugu. But there, too, the film has shown a dip in the collection. This is definitely bad news for the movie. According to the report, on Day 1, Liger earned Rs 16 crores from Telugu, Rs 2 crore from Hindi, Rs 3 crore from rest of India and Rs 5 crores from abroad. Trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan called Liger a “disaster” shortly after its release.
Vijay and team Liger widely promoted the film and visited different parts of India during their promotional tour. During the press conference in Delhi, when Vijay Deverakonda was asked how he would react if the film didn’t do well at the box office, Vijay spoke in Hindi and said: “If you had asked me this question a few years ago, I would have replied with anger I would have been so angry But with the kind of love I have received in recent days it would be a lack of respect for that (love) if I reacted angrily to such little things around me I want to remember the love. The audience is important, we work for them, and we travel through cities to meet them and we want to win their love.”