Shah Rukh Khan’s FAN has just completed a poor first week at the box office. The film, which was expected to collect upwards of 90 crore in its first week, has collected Rs 71.5 crore in 7 days.
It’s a case of the film letting the star down, as FAN opened very well on its opening day and sustained to reasonably good numbers during the weekend. But on the day of the test (Monday), the audience verdict was loud and clear. FAN was rejected by the paying public and the film crashed on each day of the weekend – Monday drop was huge, Tuesday was shocking as it was a partial holiday and the downward trend continued on Wednesday and Thursday (both days witnessing drops of 25% or more).
FAN will also find the going tough in its second weekend. It has lost about 65-70% of its shows at multiplexes, which is huge because there are no new releases this week. The Jungle Book is still going strong and is expected to perform well in its third week too.
For the film to have an outside chance of recovering costs, FAN has to collect 13-15 crore in its second weekend – for which it needs big growth on Saturday and Sunday. This would mean the film has a chance of crossing the 90 crore mark and getting close to 100 crore – which was the very least that was expected out of the film prior to release. (Read: Fan Box Office Prediction)
If that doesn’t happen (i.e good second weekend), trade sources have confirmed that Yash Raj Films will lose money on FAN. The theatrical share (including both India and overseas business) will recover only about 65-70% of its budget of Rs 105 crore.
|Day||Fan||Growth / Drop Percentage|
|Day 1 (Friday)||19.20||-|
|Day 2 (Saturday)||15.40||- 20%|
|Day 3 (Sunday)||17.75||+ 15%|
|Day 4 (Monday)||6.05||- 66%|
|Day 5 (Tuesday)||5.75||- 5%|
|Day 6 (Wednesday)||4.20||- 27%|
|Day 7 (Thursday)||3.15||- 25%|
|Week 1 Total||71.5 cr|
|Day 8 (2nd Friday)||1.70||- 46%|
|Day 9 (2nd Saturday)||2.65||+ 56%|
|Day 10 (2nd Sunday)||3.40||+ 28%|
|Day 11 (2nd Monday)||1.10||- 68%|
|Day 12 (2nd Tuesday)||1||- 9%|
|Day 13 (2nd Wednesday)||0.85||- 15%|
|Day 14 (2nd Thursday)||0.75||- 12%|
|Week 2 Total||11.45 cr|
|Day 15 (3rd Friday)||0.27||- 64%|
|Day 16 (3rd Saturday)||0.22||- 19%|
|Day 17 (3rd Sunday)||0.19||- 14%|
|Day 18 (3rd Monday)||0.15||- 21%|
|Day 19 (3rd Tuesday)||0.12||- 20%|
|Day 20 (3rd Wednesday)||0.11||- 8%|
|Day 21 (3rd Thursday)||0.09||- 18%|
|Week 3 Total||1.15 cr|
|India Total Collections||84.10 crore|