Sachin: A Billion Dreams, the biopic of one of the most celebrated cricketers of all time is winning hearts, not only at home but also abroad. Directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures is also earning a decent amount of money on the box-office. The movie has made a total business of Rs 41.20 crore by the end of its first week. The box office collection of the movie on an opening day, stood at Rs 8.40 crore and the collection on the opening weekend stood at Rs 27.85 crore.
The movie which has only been in theatre for seven days is already giving tough competition to Arjun Kapoor starer Half Girlfriend which has by now made Rs 49.19 crore. Language wise segregation reveals that other than the Hindi language, the movie is doing amazingly well in the English language with a total collection of Rs 56 lakhs in English itself. The movie has made 1.67 crores in Marathi, Rs 1.40 crore in Tamil, Rs 1.58 crore in Telugu, according to movie critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh.
The movie was released across 2,800 screens. According to Bollywood Hungama, the movie made $2,967 (Rs 1.90 lacs) from 14 screens, It made $255 (Rs 16,386) from 2 screens in New Zealand on the eighth day of its release. Indian Express review of the movie calls it a “glowing portrait of a sports star”. The review added that the film captures the little moments of the cricketer’s life, it leaves out on “meaningful details of the controversial, ugly aspects of the game.”