FAN Box Office Opening

Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN has taken the best opening of 2016. The early morning shows on Friday were at around the 50-55% mark, with late-morning / noon shows recording 55-60% occupancy.

The opening falls in the ‘excellent’ category, which is a commendable achievement because the film was riding almost entirely on Shah Rukh’s ability to bring audience to theatres on Friday morning. Like we’ve already mentioned in some of our previous articles, FAN didn’t tick any of the boxes when it comes to commercial Hindi films that generally get a good opening. The film did not have a leading lady, nor did it have popular music (in fact, FAN is completely songless) or an extravagant marketing campaign.

The fact that the film has still opened to levels that suggest a 20 crore plus first day (net collections), is a big achievement.

The last film to take a ‘excellent’ or better opening was ‘Dilwale’ and before that it was ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, proving yet again that the industry is still dependent on Khans, followed by Hrithik for a big start on Friday. These are the only actors who have consistently delivered on the morning of release for the last few years.

FAN is set for a good first day at the box office, but the real test will come on Saturday and Sunday when word-of-mouth comes into play. It’ll have a base, but whether it manages to build on that or not, will depend on the neutral section of audience (those who are not fans)  – which is why word-of-mouth will be crucial for the film. More so since ‘The Jungle Book’ is on a phenomenal run at the box office.

Opening Day occupancy of films in 2016

  • FAN – 55% (partial holiday)
  • The Jungle Book – 50% (partial holiday)
  • Batman vs Superman – 50%
  • Airlift – 35%
  • Kya Kool Hai Hum 3 – 30%
  • Rocky Handsome – 30% (holiday)
  • Ki and Ka – 25%
  • Kapoor & Sons – 25%
  • Ghayal Once Again – 25%
  • Mastizaade – 20%
  • Sanam Re – 20%
  • Neerja – 15%
  • Jai Gangaajal – 15%
  • Wazir – 15%
  • Saala Khadoos – 8%
  • Fitoor – 15%
  • Love Games – 5%

Note: While the opening of FAN might not look much higher than the two Hollywood films, the SRK starrer has released on significantly higher number of screens.

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115 Comments

  • All Critics have given Thumps Up 2 this Film…No Critic has given Thumps Down..Yeah AVG given bt watchable film..Booked the Evening Show..EXCITEMENT…!!!!

  • Indicine i r truely non partial best site ever
    Fan blockbuster
    Sultan atbb
    Raees atbb
    Housfull 3 bb
    Rustom bb
    Shivaay bb

  • so much talked about content of FAN

    Finally got Biggest Craps In name of content

    FAN .. FAKE Content

  • This film was marketed for 8months stop underplaying it to save your idol.it has released ehen audience are enjoying content dreven films and on partial holiday.every year akki releases 4 films and all do well stop bringing him down.

  • FAN Prediction for lifetime
    .
    First Day = 17cr
    2nd day = 15cr
    3rd day = 18cr
    .
    First weekend = 50cr
    Weekdays. = 20cr
    2nd weekend = 15cr
    Rest = 15
    .
    Lifetime will be = 90cr – 95cr for FAN

  • FAN Prediction for lifetime
    .
    First Day = 17cr
    2nd day = 15cr
    3rd day = 18cr
    .
    First weekend = 50cr
    Weekdays. = 20cr
    2nd weekend = 15cr
    Rest = 15cr
    .
    Lifetime will be = 90cr – 95cr for FAN

  • SRK outstanding acting and good climax are the key of FAN if the film directed by adi chopra or smit amin instade of manish sharma then Film would be better although 2nd half is unrealistic but acc to me 2nd half is better then 1st half

  • Tomorrow we will be witnessed excuses like…billu 2 failed to touch 30cr mark on opening day due to jungle book and blah blah..

  • movie is really gud everyone knows this but let see how the collection is nd plz don’t try to pull legs of each other it’s not gud at all .if u r a fan of anyone I bet u surely u will luv this movie of srk masterpiece acting it’s just awesome guys full of human emotion

  • Expecting FAN wom like chakde which wasn’t cakewalk still FAN wom is better than MNIK and SRK performance is even better than CDI in FAN

  • Superb start.

    Agreed with you Indicine. Fan, being a movie without songs and heroine, is one of its kind movie. Even a niche movie like Talaash had great heroines like Kareena and Rani and nice songs. This is indeed one of a kind movie totally dependent upon SRK starpower and his performance. For such a movie to score 20 cr plus on first day and score above 120 cr shall be considered a huge achievement.

  • Some of his fans (like fasal loongi) predicted that billu 2 opening day will be highest non holiday opening day ever. Currently dhoom 3 hold the record. Let’s see will billu 2 break dhoom 3’s opening day record!!!

  • Now haters are lost, they were all saying that it wouldn’t even cross 15 cr on first day, but 22-23 cr seems possible considering the positive reviews !! After the gigantic first weekend, they’ll claim that the collections are fake… Get a life loosers, King Khan rules this industry for more than 20 years while your lallu is decent for the past 5 years. This is the difference between a legend and a local criminal !

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