Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is the biggest box office disappointment of the year so far. The crash on Monday, which was a partial holiday for Raksha Bandhan, has confirmed ‘disaster’ status for the film.
It has collected around 7.15 crore on Monday to take its 4-day total to 52.5 crore. The film is set to end Week 1 with net box office collections of around 61-62 crore and will struggle to collect much after the release of ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ this weekend.
On Tuesday, the collections are down to very low levels. Business is likely to fall below the 4 crore mark, with collection in the 3-3.5 crore range looking more likely. Ticket prices across all multiplexes are now down to week-day rates.
The final distributor’s share of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ will be around 30-32 crore, which is the lowest for a Shah Rukh Khan film since ‘Don: The Chase Begins’ in 2006 – that film released nearly 11 years ago. (Note: Special appearances or Supporting roles in films like Billu, Dear Zindagi etc have not been taken into consideration).
The lifetime collections will only be a little higher than Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ which released during the same month last year, but that film was involved in a major box office clash with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom, while ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ had a open week at the box office.
With two major superstar films like ‘Tubelight’ and ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ failing after the record-breaking run of ‘Bahubali 2’, all eyes will be on the prolific Akshay Kumar. He has delivered four back-to-back 100 crore grossers and doesn’t have a failure against his name since January last year. The stage is set for him to deliver and if he succeeds this time around, we should see him take the Number 3 spot in the current industry standing.
|Jab Harry Met Sejal||Collections||Growth / Drop|
|Day 1 (Friday)||15.25||-|
|Day 2 (Saturday)||15.00||- 2%|
|Day 3 (Sunday)||15.50||+ 3%|
|Day 4 (Monday)||7.15||- 52%|
|Day 5 (Tuesday)||2.90||- 59%|
|Day 6 (Wednesday)||2.20||- 24%|
|Day 7 (Thursday)||1.75||- 20%|
|Week 1 Total||59.75|
|Day 8 (2nd Friday)||0.75||- 57%|
|Day 9 (2nd Saturday)||1.10||+ 47%|
|Day 10 (2nd Sunday)||1.00||- 9%|
|India Total Collections||62.60 crore|