Varun Dhawan’s first-ever collaboration with master craftsman Shoojit Sircar, October had opened to mixed reviews from audiences and critics alike. While a majority of the critics were simply in awe of the film and Dan (Dhawan’s character in the flick), it was an unsettling affair for many of the cine-goers who are used to seeing Dhawan’s high octane act and antics, while it did receive its much-deserved appreciation from movie watchers who are either in the age group of late 20’s or beyond.
We bet that given the content of the film and the drastic departure that Dhawan had taken in terms of the kind of part he played in it, many of the trade guru’s would have lost their confidence on the way it would perform at the ticket counters.
But guess, the trade can take a sigh of relief as, if numbers that are reported on the net are to go by, the makers of October has at least begun making a return on their investment, which may also mean although the distributors did not exactly hit a lottery with this one, they seemingly cannot complain about losing money due to Dhawan’s latest release.
If a particular report is to be believed, The gross worldwide collections of October stand at a total of of 62 crores, which means that, given the budget, the flick is a profitable venture. The number in question comes from a total of the 54.37 crores that the Shoojit Sircar directorial reportedly made on its home ground, while an additional 8.5 crores came in from overseas.
Well, we now hope that Dhawan’s next outing, Sui Dhaaga: Made In India makes up for the minimal money that the exhibitioners have made.
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