Dear Zindagi becomes Shah Rukh Khan’s 8th highest day one opener
November 26, 2016, By | Comments (Closed)
Shah Rukh Khan‘s Dear Zindagi has opened to rave reviews and has earned Rs 8.75 crore on its day one which is good considering the film saw a limited release in just 1200 screens. This was a risky as well as smart move from him. And it worked for him. On the outlook the opening day figures may not be, one expects from a Shah Rukh Khan starrer but if you look at the genre, the release and promotions of the film then the opening collections are one of the best. In fact movie watching audience were aware that it’s an Alia Bhatt film and Shah Rukh Khan is in a supporting role.
With the opening of Rs 8.75 crore, the film has become the eighth highest grosser of Shah Rukh Khan. It has beaten the opening day figures of his 2010 release My Name Is Khan. And is right behind his 2012 release Jab Tak Hai Jaan. His highest still remains 2014’s Happy New Year, which earned Rs 44.97 crore. This year he had Fan which opened to Rs 19.2 crore.
Check out the top ten list of his highest opening days below:
Happy New Year (2014) – 44.97 crore
Chennai Express (2013) – 33.12 crore
Dilwale (2015) – 21 crore
Fan (2016) – 19.2 crore
Ra.One (2011) – 18.5 crore
Don 2 (2011) – 15.3 crore
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) – 15.23 crore
Dear Zindagi (2016) – 8.75 crore
My Name Is Khan (2010) – 8 crore
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) – 6.76 crore
The film is one of the lowest budgeted films of Shah Rukh Khan in recent times and its made on a budget of Rs 22 crore with an additional P&A cost of Rs 11 crore. His last release Fan was made on a budget of hopping Rs 85 crore.
The film is doing excellent business in overseas collecting Rs 5.40 crore in UAE/GCC (two days) and Rs 5.05 crore in USA (three days). Also read: Dear Zindagi box office update: Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer does excellent business overseas
BollywoodLife in its review of Dear Zindagi said, “Dear Zindagi will definitely appeal to you if you love slice of life film. A little bit of trimming here and there would have been good, and it is not a typical Bollywood movie. However that shouldn’t stop you from not witnessing one of Alia’s best performances and SRK being his charming best.”