Box Office Predictions for A Gentleman

Sidharth Malhotra has had a shaky career full of ups and downs. He started his career off with a bang in the form of Karan Johar's Student of the Year, had an Average box office outing with Hasee Toh Phasee, but came back with a major box office winner in the form of Ek Villain, the first time where he showed potential of appealing to the audience in smaller/mass centres. Brothers (w/Akshay Kumar) opened huge, but failed to sustain. Kapoor & Sons was a huge success, but only at metros. Baar Baar Dekho with Katrina failed miserably.

A Gentleman comes at a critical point in Sidharth's career. One more success or failure can have a major impact on the direction his career veers towards. Unfortunately, there are more problems with this film than there are positives. Let's get straight to it!

The biggest problem with this film is the captain of the ship itself: directors Raj and Krishna D.K. They have directed four films, and none of them were commercially successful. In fact, their two last films (Go Goa Gone and Happy Ending) were major flops with a star like Saif Ali Khan.

Another big problem is that despite the scale/action/look, the film appears too Hollywood/urban to appeal to the single screen audience. Happy Ending and Go Goa Gone were also urban films. We have seen in recent times that urban films like JHMS have been rejected outright, and most of the successful films this year (Baahubali 2, Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha) have been Desi entertainers. A well-made Western/urban looking film can still work to an extent at the box office, but I don't think this film will exactly fall into that category of being considered "well-made."

Box Office Predictions for A Gentleman

Along with the dismal track record of the directors, A Gentleman comes across as one of those films with a weak story. Actually, it seems like a film that may not even have a story! There was news about this film having some relation to Hritikh/Katrina's Bang Bang, and whether it does or not, that was another film that had a weak story and only collected a decent amount at the box office due to star power, holidays, action/look of the film, etc. Sidharth has probably 25% of the star power of Hritikh, and with a similar style film and public word of mouth, it's safe to assume that A Gentleman will collect approximately 25% of Bang Bang's lifetime collections. Sidharth/Jacqueline's last film together Brothers collected 70 crores nett, and without Akshay this time, the collection will be half, which is interestingly the same as the 25% amount of Bang Bang's lifetime (which collected 141 crores nett).

The opening of the film will be decent, as the film atleast carries an attractive look with Sidharth, Jacqueline, and the locales. The Disco Disco song also seems to be atleast a little popular. There is also a partial holiday on Friday for Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi which will help collections as well. But it will be downhill after the opening day.

My Box Office Predictions for A Gentleman:

  • Opening Day: 6.5 crore nett
  • Opening Weekend: 18 crore nett
  • Lifetime Collections: 35 crore nett
  • Overall Box Office Verdict: Flop

The article has been written by Bobby Sidhu who is a box office enthusiast and have an internship in a tax firm in Canada. You can follow him on Twitter Bobby Sidhu.

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23 comments on “Box Office Predictions for A Gentleman”

  1. Brothers opened huge?
    13 cr on solo release was huge? Even Ek villain did 17cr opening

  2. Bobby sidhu your prediction for tepk has gone horribly wrong it will collect 140 crores instead of 106 crores so from next time don't underestimate akki but this one seems spot on

    1. Abhijeet is right, bobby was giving TEPk prediction as 100 crore max, which went completly wrong. This time, gentlemen is going to be disaster, 1st day collection will be less than 5 crore

    2. He actually got wrong for JHMS aswell. TEPK & JHMS predictions were off target. JHMS got 30 cr less than predicted 94 cr & TEPK will get 30 cr more than the predicted 106 cr

  3. aamir ki agli film ka naam sunoo "thugs f hindoostan". ye naam se to audience hi bhaag jaegi. srk ki 'dwarf'......rofl

    naam mai bajan hona chaiye "TIGER ZINDA HAI" Goosebumps!!

    1. Billi zinda hai naam sunke hi Kai log already behosh ho chuke hai. It's really humiliating to compare the megastar and Srk with a local bhojpuri gareebo ka actor whose career was nowhere before 2010 and relied on South remakes, open weeks free run, word of mouth and eid.

  4. Are yr @bollyarena in logo ko block karo yr ye yha dusre actors ko abuse krte h...
    Movie release to koi hone nahi deta phle hi faltu bakwass krne aajate h comments me kuch ek do log...are bhai tumhe koi particular actor pasand nahi h to tumhari choice h har kisi ki apni choice h to ladte kyu rehte h box office collection tumhare jeb me jaate h kya...enjoy movies...yr

  5. Always Too much negativity by this writer..
    Hoping to read something positive from him someday?

  6. i dont like this bobby sidhu Guy... he always gives negative reviews about potential movies.. Last time he said Mubarakan life time will be 27cr and i challenged it and see it went to collect 55cr double of what it said...
    I think its because of this guyzz article only many ppl who read did not go to see the movie other wise it would be a hit
    A gentleman looks promising. I think he does not see the trailer and just gives his reviews. You need to see siddharth action sequences and suniel shetty's badass acting. last time's similar action movie dishoom with same jacqueline and varun collected 70cr
    I challenge you this time too.. it will go above 45cr

  7. bolly arena please give the economics of this movie i want to know the production cost and distributions cost so that we can decide how much it needs to earn to be a success

  8. Bollyarena, why you guys give such big platforms to guys like this Bobby? He's is predicting miserably and are always wrong. Siddharts star power is 25% of hritiks so this film collect to same ratio. I'm just like Wtf!

  9. My prediction was about word of mouth because movie have average songs but trailer is good so hopeful 30 to 40 cr

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