According to many media sources, Samrat Prithviraj’s performance was canceled due to low viewership. According to reports, the poor box office performance of Akshay Kumar’s film led to the cancellation of screenings in many places. According to Bollywood Hungama, exhibitors were losing a lot of money due to low attendance, so they decided to reduce the number of shows daily.
“Business in the city of Mumbai was not up to par even on weekends. Therefore, it was to have a drop on Monday. Still, we weren’t expecting any morning show cancellations due to zero audiences. Where shows were not canceled, occupancy was in the single digits. The scenario is similar on Tuesday as well. The situation was similar in Kolkata and Bangalore. Delhi was slightly better. The film did well with Hindi belts. However, metros with high density of multiplexes and higher ticket fares underperformed the first three days and as a result these theaters are performing poorly from Monday,” a source cited by the report said.
Samrat Prithviraj had a dismal first week at the box office, with takings declining on weekdays and dropping the most on Thursdays. The film’s first-week box office collection is estimated at around Rs 55 crore nett, according to Box Office India. After a strong weekend of around Rs 40 crore net, the picture struggled on weekdays.
The movie Samrat Prthiviraj is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, a great warrior who fell in love with Princess Sanyogita. Akshay Kumar stars as Prithviraj Chauhan, a great warrior king who fought bravely to maintain India’s independence from the cruel invader Muhammad of Ghor. Princess Sanyogita is played by Manushi Chillar, a former Miss World. Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana and Manav Vij, who plays antagonist Muhammad Ghori, also feature in the film.
Chandraprakash Dwivedi, well known for directing the TV epic “Chanakya” and the highly acclaimed film “Pinjar”, directed the film under Yash Raj Films label as the company’s first landmark feature film.