Adah Sharma starrer “The Kerala Story,” which had initially been enjoying a successful run, faced a considerable slowdown after the release of the highly anticipated film, “Fast X,” featuring Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron. While “The Kerala Story” had already entered the coveted 200 crore club, it struggled to maintain its momentum in the face of this Hollywood blockbuster.
“The Kerala Story” had been gaining significant traction with its unique narrative and powerful performances, attracting audiences from all walks of life. The film’s success was evident in its box office collection, which stood at impressive ₹206.97 crores after its third week of release.
However, the arrival of “Fast X” proved to be a game-changer in the box office landscape. The film, which hit theatres on May 18, opened to a massive response, grossing ₹12 crores on its opening day alone. Over the first weekend, it amassed an impressive ₹61 crores, leaving “The Kerala Story” trailing behind.
With an action-packed storyline and the star power of Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron, “Fast X” created a frenzy among moviegoers. It continued to dominate the box office, collecting ₹75.42 crores till now. The film’s fast-paced narrative, high-octane action sequences, and global appeal appealed to a wide range of audiences, further hindering the progress of “The Kerala Story.”
The impact of “Fast X” on “The Kerala Story” became evident in the subsequent weeks. The box office collection of Adah Sharma’s film witnessed a decline, with Fri 6.60 cr, Sat 9.15 cr, Sun 11.50 cr, Mon 4.50 cr, Tue 3.50 cr, and Wed 3.10 cr, respectively. These figures signalled a noticeable decrease in audience turnout.
While “The Kerala Story” may have slowed down at the box office, it is essential to note that it had already achieved remarkable success, surpassing the 200 crore mark. Its strong performance in the initial weeks and its entry into the super-hit category solidified its position in the industry.
Despite this slowdown, it is evident that “The Kerala Story” has left a lasting impact on the audience, and its success cannot be overshadowed. Adah Sharma’s portrayal and the film’s compelling storyline resonated with viewers, enabling it to achieve an impressive milestone at the box office.