John Abraham’s Romeo Akbar Walter has delivered an underwhelming performance at the box office, registering an opening day total of Rs 5 crore. The film outclassed DC’s Shazam!, which made Rs 3 crore.
John Abraham-starrer RAW – Romeo Akbar Walter led a slow weekend at the box office, with a Rs 5 crore opening day haul. RAW edged out the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe, Shazam!, which opened to Rs 3 crore on Friday.
According to Box Office India, the spy thriller trails the opening day total of John’s previous release, Satyameva Jayate, which had raked in Rs 20 crore on day one. RAW’s opening falls more in line with John’s other films, such as Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, Rocky Handsome and Force 2.
The film opened to largely negative reviews, which criticised John’s performance, and director Robbie Grewal’s pacing. Writing for the Hindustan Times, Raja Sen commented in his 1.5 star review, “Abraham, possibly a shark at poker, uses expressions sparingly, as if afraid to run out of a restricted repertoire.”
Meanwhile, the superhero film Shazam! couldn’t capitalise on excellent reviews as it heads into the weekend. The film’s Rs 3 crore opening falls short of previous DC entries Justice League and Aquaman. While Justice League concluded its India run with around Rs 40 crore, Aquaman finished with over Rs 50 crore, according to Box Office India.
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