Box office: Shah Rukh Khan's 'Fan' rakes in Rs 52 crore in its opening weekend
'Fan' starring Shah Rukh Khan became the highest weekend opener of the year and collected Rs 52.35 crore in India; 'The Jungle Book' entered the Rs 100 crore club
The second quarter of the year seems to be doing wonders for Bollywood. After the success of 'Ki & Ka' (April 1), last week's release 'Fan' starring Shah Rukh Khan became the highest weekend opener of the year. It collected Rs 52.35 crore in India.
Shah Rukh Khan in 'Fan'
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says that the Shah Rukh Khan starrer is on the verge of being declared a hit despite several odds. He says, "As the film had no heroine, no songs, no romance and was releasing in between IPL matches, there were speculations in the trade that 'Fan' may not get a good opening. But everyone was proved wrong and on Friday the film got off to a great start (Read more).
Though the collections dipped on Saturday but they bounced back on Sunday for the film to register the highest weekend collections of this year surpassing 'Airlift'. With a moderate budget the film is on its way to be declared a hit."
The Jungle Book continues its dream run at the box office
He adds, "'The Jungle Book' too continued to draw in big crowds. This weekend it has crossed a century (Rs 100 crore) and looks set to be the biggest Hollywood hit in India."
Trade expert Taran Adarsh says. "Although Fan has become the highest weekend opener of this year so far, it has not done as well as it was expected to. On the other hand, 'The Jungle Book' is on a dream run."
'Fan' (opening weekend)
'The Jungle Book'
(Week 2; total collection- Rs 101.82 crore)