Indias superhero flick Krrish 3
has become a superstar in terms of box office collections. Even after releasing on a non-holiday weekend and facing the pre-Diwali phase, the film managed to do magnificent business in its first weekend at the box office. Taking its successful innings ahead, the film which was released in 4,450 screens across India, actually turned out to be a record-breaker in its second week.
Krrish 3 has performed phenomenally well at the box office. It has a few more days to attract audience before the next big release. Chances are that it may even break the record set by Chennai Express, says trade analyst Amod Mehra.
Noting the success of the film in its second weekend, multiplexes, like Cinepolis India are keen to give maximum space to Krrish 3. Confirms Mayank Shroff, Manager Programming and Film Marketing - Cinepolis India, In its opening weekend, we gave 90 per cent of screens to Krrish 3. But with new films like Satya 2 and Thor: The Dark World releasing, we gave some shows to the new releases. Thus the Hrithik Roshan-starrer got 50 per cent shows across India in its second weekend. He further adds that with the film having done phenomenal business on Saturday and Sunday, they were planning to give some more shows to Krrish 3.
At the Mumbai-based single screen, Regal, the Indian superhero flick was at par with the international release, Thor..., starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. Says a source from the theatre, The Rakesh Roshan-directorial and Thor were given two shows each on Friday. While Krrish 3 collected Rs.18901.80, Thor... collected Rs.19320.65. Thor was given three shows each on Saturday and Sunday, as compared to Krrish 3, which got only two shows. On Saturday Krrish 3 collected Rs.37403.00, whereas Thor... earned Rs.37571.55 and on Sunday the former made Rs.58109.65 and the latter `Rs.30680.05 at the box- office.
In its second weekend, Krrish 3 collected Rs.40 crore and entered the Rs.200 crore club, with a total of Rs.206.35 crore at the domestic market, making it the third Bollywood movie to cross the Rs.200 crore mark. Earlier, the Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots was the first to make it to the Rs.200 crore club by garnering Rs.202 crore, followed by Chennai Express with a business of Rs.226 crore at the box-office. Interestingly, it can be noted that Krissh 3 has broken the box-office record set by 3 Idiots.
Besides, the Roshan-starrer has been the fastest flick to cross the Rs.200 crore mark. As per reports, while 3 Idiots took 70 days, and Chennai Express over 15, Krrish 3 zoomed ahead in only 10 days.
With the big release Ram-leela releasing on November 15, it remains to be seen how many more records the superhero film breaks.
In the issue dated November 1-7, 2013, Screen had predicted that the Diwali weekend release would prove successful for Krrish 3. The film already proved its potential in the opening week and in the following one, it simply broke records. Screen expected the film to do well at least for 10 days from the time of its release, in order to recover its production cost, which was reported to be Rs.120 crore. Surprisingly, within 10 days of its release, it has garnered over Rs.206 crore at the domestic box-office.