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‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ earns Rs 27.85 cr over the weekend

MUMBAI: The film ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ opened to a positive response from viewers, thus becoming the seventh film of the year to have earned the highest weekend number.

The James Erskine-directed ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is not a commercial film but a docudrama. Even then the film earned Rs 27.85 crore over the weekend.

Sachin A Billion Dreams 01Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#SachinABillionDreams Fri 8.40 cr, Sat 9.20 cr, Sun 10.25 cr. Total: Rs 27.85 cr [all languages]. India biz. excellent for a docu-drama.”

‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ had a record opening on Friday as it became the first docu-drama to earn Rs 8.40 crore.

To date, fans have watched Sachin Tendulkar only on the field and his interview has always been professional without giving much glimpse into his private life. The fact that the film offers glimpse into the life of Sachin Tendulkar outside cricket is what intrigued fans the most.

The film has received positive response in overseas markets as well. According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the film has so far collected $332,000 in the US.

Currently ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is just below ‘Half Girlfriend’, a commercial Bollywood film which had earned Rs 32.04 crore over the weekend. This is the seventh film of the year to have witnessed positive response and highest weekend numbers. The other films that witnessed strong weekend were ‘Baahubali 2’, ‘Raees’, ‘Jolly LLB 2’, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Half Girlfriend’.

‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’, which was released across 2,000 screens, might enter the 50-crore club by the end of the week. The movie that maps the journey of the legendary cricketer was simultaneously shot in Hindi, Marathi and English. Recently, Maharashtra government decided to waive off the entertainment tax on Tendulkar’s biopic. It has also been declared tax-free in Odisha, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.