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.



  • Srk please return my friend money he is a die hard fan of you & booked 2 tickets. Though I wasn’t interested but for him forced to watch

    Honestly one of the best boring movie ever can break tamasha & Roy record. I slept in the theater after 10 mns & he woke me up after after the show

    People are vomiting outside theatre, crap after crap request to u sir please leave we can’t bear you any more, please return audience money, Ty.

  • So, SRK’s best appreciated movie will earn around the similar B Opening figures to the worst appreciated movie of Salman Ho, in 5-6 years??? King’s power, my foot??

  • @chuha, shut ur mouth.May be today is a holiday in ur lullu land.Not all over India,as it is a working day in Kerala.

  • @indicine till now what is a word of mouth of a fan
    Its gots mostly positive review and one or two neutral

  • #indicine says in previous article….“Sultan releases in theatres during Eid this year. There are reports coming in that Raees is likely to be shifted to July 29.”….. That’s mean raeesa bhabi maidan sodke bhag gaya… Hahahaha.

  • @Raj when srk was running like begger in footpath Salman already had given decade blockbuster Maine pyar kiya Salman have done lots of movies for the sake of friends without caring about his career still his box office collection average better than haklu average, Salman is the megastar of this generation, not haklu, get ur facts right u moron. What Salman have achieved ur haklu can’t think about it in his dream.

  • Bhai’s content rich BB collected 321cr. According to his fans billu 2 is even more content rich movie. Hence it should collects 300cr minimum.

    P.S: m not saying to break BB’s record as it is not a Eid release..

  • What are you saying indicine? First day 20 crore. I think with positive wom it will be cross 10 cr. Bye the way ‘BAAP OF FAN AND RICE ”SULTAAN”COMING ON THIS EID’ Till then say what do you want to say.

  • @ tiger the real king, are u become mad ? Dhoom 3 released 5 days before is released on semi holiday in IPL season with less number of can u expect 30+ crore.don’t tell meaningless thing.25+ is good opening.

  • Don’t know what’s d prblm wid indicine whether he’s d agent of khans and Hrithik or wat..sorry indicine bt u make me feel so..
    How.. I mean how can 1 say so dat industry depends on khans and Hrithik only for big opening if u are being neutral and not against anyone..
    Airlift got 35% opening with clash with niche genre in non holiday period and dat too after the main lead last movie was 3month back..his all movie last year got same kind of opening except baby..look cop n all..see d budget of fan n 55% opening in holiday is huge right?
    Wen has hrithik came last time in boxoffice? Bt industry depends on him wah wah?
    It completely make me feel dat indicine indirectly attacks on akshay kumar fan..
    T tym ll come wen no akshay Kumar fan ll b left in ur site.

  • @raees sultan tu toh gaya
    Thank you srk fans for coping my name.
    Like srk is copied kangana’s national award winning acting as kusum in TWMR

  • My review :-
    Fan is a below average film.
    VFX are great
    Cinematography, editing is good
    Srk is decent as Gaurav, but overacts in some scenes.

    Nonsensical script
    Copy of Robert De Niro’s The Fan
    Unrealistic 2nd half

    Rating: 1/5

  • Hrithik? Tell us his non holiday openings? Znmd 7.5 nd guzarish only 3 crs. Such a froad site.

    Nd u have written 60% occupancy of fan in 3500 screens? So first day should come 25 plus.

    60% occupancy in 3500 screens means 25 plus opening. Let’s see how much it will do . Just to show fan as biggest opener,they have reduced jungle book nd airlift opening. Froad site!

  • @Babaji leave,they just want to show that only khan’s are saviour of bollywood.

    Final first day collections will tell whether their fan occupancy is correct or not . 60% occupancy means 25 plus collection easily in 3600 screens.

  • As a Rare someone who likes all the 3 Khans, I am just glad that SRK is back in the game with Fan.. Raees Teaser was EPIC and thought it doesn’t get better than that till Salman came up with an equally(if not better) teaser of Sultan. And somewhere, we know Aamir will up the ante with Dangal. Keeping aside the Khan-war, Isnt this the best period in terms of all the 3( Atleast 2) at the peak of their powers?

  • Fan first day will be 17 Cr

    Lifetime will cross Airlift may be more than that
    Will depend on how it stays on weekdays

    Max 150

  • Srk always get supported by media and bollywood site they always save him even when he underperform I heard that he perform Gaurav character just ok but he did lots of overacting when he is performing Aryan character…and also 2nd half is just totally washout and the 1st half is also just ok the only saving part in FAN is the climax which is Good rest full movie is just Average.

    So many sites have give it 2.5 star but Indicine gives 4 star just like it gives to HNY and Dilwale, it shows that Indicine is trying to save Srk Butt, while it’s their decision but I think that max it deserve 3 stars (again at max only if like Srk) b/c this movie is only loved by his fans and neutral audience won’t like it…even I read that FAN is getting a mixed response from auditions….

  • so haters you hate the actor and this movie don’t write I’m from Moscow and I love Indian cinema very Indian films teaches us the love of kindness here reading the comments this is very bad why you here I don’t like the movie or actor I go by don’t want to write bad words to write I’m afraid that you would hurt anyone cavo let’s respect each other Hello Moscow

  • Poor start considering there are some 3.6 billion fans hiding out there in the villages, jungles etc etc

  • Salman fans, get a life and stop publishing so many comments on FAN pages !! No matter how hard you try, you’re not able to pull SRK down. He’s a legend and you are nothing but stupid beggars. #FANtasticFilm

  • Fan will be beat bajrangi bhaijaan first day collection it will be 30cr+ Becoz of very positive reviews all over India , evening shows booked near 65-75% . Let’s see what happens .

  • @indicine on what basis do you review a film ???? You seriously think a movie like FAN deserves 4 stars ???? Same goes with other movies like dilwale, prdp etc !!! Do you seriously give an honest review Or do you do it just to please your audience ???? I demand an answer this time !!!!!

  • jai ho 17 cr (songs+action)
    talaash 12 cr (2 leading ladies)
    FAN 22 cr (only SRK)
    who is the real king khan???

  • @Satyajit
    April 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Beta, why don’t you watch the daily soap on Star Plus with aunties and just go to bed… why did you do to FAN, we all know that you need some brain to understand it. And even all the promotion event kept informing you that “Tu Nahi Samjhega” but still you went to the movie, please buy 2 more tickets as penalty. Loser!

    Love you SRK!!!

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