Gully Boy is winning over both the audiences and the critics with immaculate. After Andhadhun, this has been one mainstream Bollywood release that has received such a universal acclaim critically and commercially. Gully Boy, based in the lives of rappers DIVINE and Naezy, is directed by Zoya Akhtar and has Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead. The movie was praised for the performances for the entire cast, Zoya's direction and its narrative. Gully Boy Box Office Collection Day 4: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Film Is Already Racing Towards Rs 100 Crore Club, Rakes in Rs 72.45 Crore
With the movie doing more than decent business at the box office, there is no doubt that its leading man, Ranveer Singh, is all set to score a hat-trick with the hits. In 2018, he gave two big hits in Padmaavat and Simmba, both earning more than Rs 300 crore at the box office. Both are complete mainstream movies with a pan-India appeal, Gully Boy is more urban-centric though its themes of uderdog victory is something that anyone can relate to. Ranveer Singh Ecstatic Over Will Smith’s Shoutout To Him For Gully Boy; Thanks The Original Rapper! View Post
Which is why, compared to Ranveer's other two films, Gully Boy's opening weekend collection is lesser. There is also the fact the Pulwama terror attack, that happened on February 14, left the country in no mood to enjoy the film.
Here's a comparision of Gully Boy's opening day earnings with the opening weekend earnings of both Padmaavat (released on January 25, 2018) and Simmba (released on December 28, 2018).
First Day Collections
First Weekend Collections
While Gully Boy is lagging behind both Simmba and Padmaavat when it comes to box office collections, its critical consensus is higher than than of both the movies. The movie has received very few negative reviews, whereas both Padmaavat and Simmba had got mixed response. However, there is Total Dhamaal coming out on February 22, that could put a dampener on Gully Boy's BO collections.