This Friday the most awaited James Erskine’s biographical documentary on India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is all set to hit theatres. The film is titled Sachin: A Billion Dreams. While the former cricketer is still hero-worshipped across India and is an inspiration for many, who even consider him as their God, we wonder what will be the box office fate of the film.
Trade Analyst feels that since it is a documentary film, it is better to have not much box office expectations from it, but considering Sachin Tendulkar’s god status, colossal fan following and the number of screens the film is releasing in, the film is likely to collect around 2-3 crores on its opening day. Talking about the first weekend box office prediction, it is likely to collect approx Rs 10-12 crores and make a lifetime collection of 25-30 crores if word of mouth is good.
The film will be released in 1150-1200 screens across the country and the time of release will not work in the film’s favour. Also, if you check this film release time, it is releasing on Ramzan which is considered a dull period for films as people don’t usually go to theatres to watch films during this period. However, it will still manage to collect Rs 2-3 crores, which will be a good opening for this film. Sachin: A Billion Dreams would have been a huge hit if it was made with commercial inputs, good music and good star cast like the M S Dhoni biopic.