Despite the initial buzz surrounding Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter, the film has encountered an unexpected setback at the box office.The earnings on the sixth day were significantly lower, amounting to just ₹7.75 crore in India. Industry insiders and analysts have expressed astonishment at this fall, with worries expressed regarding the film’s performance, particularly in B and C tier centres where audience support declined after Friday.
Film trade expert Sumit Kadel expressed his astonishment at Fighter’s Monday crash, highlighting a concerning trend for the industry. The film’s total business in India now stands at ₹134.25 crore nett, trailing behind Siddharth Anand’s previous successes, Pathaan and War. The occupancy rate on day 6 was a mere 12.77 percent, pointing to a potential struggle to maintain audience interest.
While Fighter continues to fare well globally with a gross collection of ₹225 crore, it faces tough competition for the Highest Grosser Of The Year title. Hrithik Roshan, addressing the alleged politics in the film, emphasized that he trusts the audience’s maturity. However, the unexpected drop in box office figures suggests challenges ahead for Fighter, raising questions about its ability to sustain momentum in the coming weeks.