Alia Bhatt-Shah Rukh Khan’s starrer Dear Zindagi has opened midweek in USA and a day later in Gulf. And going by the genre, it was expected that the film will do well in North American market but what came as a surprise was its excellent collections in Gulf. This may well be due to the presence of Shah Rukh Khan in the film. Dear Zindagi is an Alia Bhatt film and has Shah Rukh Khan in a supporting role. The total business so far in USA is $738,419 (Rs 5.05 cr) and the break up is Day 1 $1,87,616, Day 2 $2,31,022, Day 3 $319,235. On the other side, the two days business in UAE/GCC is $789,040 (Rs 5.40 cr) and the breakup of the total is as follows, Day 1 $ 361,000 and Day 2 $ 428,040.
Check out the tweet by trade analyst Taran Adarsh:
#DearZindagi has an EXCELLENT start in UAE-GCC…
Thu $ 361,000
Fri $ 428,040
Total: $789,040 [₹ 5.40 cr]
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 26, 2016
Presence of Shah Rukh Khan has obviously helped the film get excellent figures in overseas, despite being a limited release. Alia Bhatt’s highest grosser in overseas are Kapoor & Sons and 2 states with business under $ 3 million and Dear Zindagi is expected to do $ 4 million business by the end of its first weekend.
The film is being appreciated for its content and performances by Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt. The film is also doing good business in India as it collected Rs 8.75 cr on day one of its release, from just 1200 screens. Dear Zindagi is a winner from the day one itself. Also read: Dear Zindagi box office collection day 1: Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan’s film mints an exact total of Rs 8.75 crore
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.”