Much as trade pundits feared, Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma-starrer “Jab Harry Met Sejal” had a disappointing opening at the ticket windows on Friday. The Imtiaz Ali film earned Rs 15.25 crore on its opening day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures. “Growth on Sat and Sun crucial for a respectable total”, he wrote.
Released across more than 3200 screens in India, “JHMS” is the lowest opening SRK film in last few years - the opening numbers for previous SRK films stand at 19.20 crores (“Fan”, 2016), 21 crore (“Dilwale”, 2015) and 44.97 crore (Happy New Year, 2014).
However, the collection figures still make it the fourth highest opener in Bollywood this year. While Prabhas's “Baahubali” continues to be at the top with Rs 41crore earning, Salman Khan-starrer “Tubelight” and SRK's Raees follow on second and third slots with 21.15 crore and 20.42 crore respectively.
Made at an estimated budget of Rs 90 crore, “JHMS” needs at least Rs 150 crore box office collection to be declared a hit. The movie has already earned 25 crores from satellite and distribution rights.
The film was widely panned by critics and audience reaction too was not promising, reports Hindustan Times.
Shah Rukh Khan plays a tour guide while Anushka is one of his clients in “JHMS”. The film traces the story of Sejal (Anushka) who misplaces her engagement ring and tours across Europe to find it, with some help from her tour guide.
Source: Hindustan Times