Nothing can beat the love for Salman Khan as his latest release Race 3 has come up as a block to two Hollywood releases.
Be it Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett or Rihanna, none of these Hollywood biggies can whip up enough of an anticipated frenzy at the box office to fob off competition from Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Sallu’s Race 3 which released last Friday stands as a major hurdle to this week’s two massive Hollywood franchises, The Incredibles 2 and Ocean’s 8. While the first film is the story of an incredible family of super-heroes, also has a Hindi version with Kajol voicing Elastic Woman, the Ocean’s 8 is an all-female take on the blockbuster Ocean’s 11 which released in 2011.
Both these Hollywood releases are struggling to find ample theatres and screens this Friday.
“Although the footfall for Race 3 post its release has been low, audiences are still flocking to see their ‘bhai’ (Salman) even after Eid. Ocean’s 8 and The Incredibles are big brand names in Hollywood. But they can’t stand up to the force of Salman Khan’s stardom. Only Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju on June 29 can stop Race 3 from occupying the top spot,” said a spokesperson of a leading multiplex chain.