‘Shaandaar’ box office collections have raked in Rs 33.51 crore by day 4 in the domestic market – this is the extended opening weekend take as the movie was released on Thursday. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer earned a whopping Rs 13.10 crore on opening day but dropped to Rs 7.55 crore on day 2 (Friday). The film gathered a decent crowd in the morning shows with an occupancy rate of around 35% to race towards a day 1 triumph. And this it managed despite most reviewers panning the movie but day 2 box office collections took a nose-dive.
On day 3, which was a Saturday, ‘Shaandaar’ earned Rs 6.75 crore, which must have been a disappointment for the duo as there was hardly any other release to give them competition in the theatres. On day 4, which was a Sunday, the film earned another Rs 6.11 crore, which signalled public’s interest in it was fast waning. If the foreign take is added to the domestic one, the total adds up to Rs 47.16 crore.
A good release date, great hype and publicity, striking chemistry between the lead pair and a solo release- Shaandaar had everything working in its favour. Yet the film could hardly make enough use of all that. But the good news for Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor is that ‘Shaandaar’ has logged the highest opening for both the actors!
‘Shaandaar’ has shattered the opening day’s box office collections ‘records’ of superstars like Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Roy’, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’ and ‘Gabbar Is Back’, Ranveer Singh’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ and Kapil Sharma’s ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’, making it the sixth highest box office opener of 2015.
‘Shaandaar’ opened well at the box office due to the Dussehra holiday across the country on day 1 and the momentum is likely to take it over the Rs 50-crore mark. The film enjoyed a good opening at major cities, including Mumbai and Delhi. Shahid and Alia’s film had an amazing buzz before it hit screens and it was expected to create a storm at the box office.
‘Shaandaar’ is directed by Vikas Bahl who is still enjoying the legacy of his film ‘Queen’, which was a huge blockbuster. The film also stars actors Sanjay Kapoor, Pankaj Kapoor and also a special appearance by Karan Johar.
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