Fitoor vs Sanam Re Box Office Prediction

It’s time for yet another clash at the box office. Fitoor and Sanam Re are the big releases this week and both are multiplex films, releasing during the Valentine’s Day weekend. Sanam Re is also getting a fairly good single-screen release.

Check out factors in favour and against both films.

Factors in favour of Fitoor:

  • Star value: Katrina Kaif is one of the biggest female stars in the country
  • Music: The music of Fitoor has gained popularity in the last couple of weeks
  • Director: Abhishek Kapoor has directed films like Rock On!! and Kai Po Che

Factors against Fitoor:

  • Niche: Fitoor is unlikely to hold appeal outside 10-15 cities, which is also one of the reasons why the makers have opted for a limited release of 1225 screens in India.
  • Economics: Fitoor is an expensive film, has to collect upwards of 75 crore just to recover costs.
  • Word-of-mouth dependent: It’s going to be a slow start for Fitoor on Friday morning, the film will have to grow on word-of-mouth. Saturday and Sunday business will be crucial.

Factors in favour of Sanam Re:

  • T-Series: The music and production company has gone all out to promote Divya Kumar Khosla’s directorial venture. Promos have been playing non-stop on television.
  • Music: Like Divya’s first film Yaariyaan, the music of Sanam Re is hugely popular.
  • Youth factor: The youth might opt for Sanam Re over Fitoor
  • Wider appeal and release: The film has been shot in beautiful locations, has good music, feel-good factors, good looking actors and has the potential to succeed at smaller centres, which is why the makers are giving the film a wide release.
  • Economics: Recovery shouldn’t be a problem for Sanam Re, it could recover costs by the end of its first weekend if the opening is good.

Factor against Sanam Re:

  • Star value: Yami Gautam is probably the most popular star, that says a lot doesn’t it? The film lacks face value.

Clearly, Sanam Re has plenty of factors in its factors and could surprise on Day 1 at the box office.

We are going with yet another bold prediction. We expect Sanam Re to take a Rs 5.5 crore opening and Fitoor to start at Rs 5.2 crore on Day 1 at the box office.

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  • How can they even give such a huge budget for a niche film like Fitoor??
    The film had no chance whatsoever of emerging a success.
    Poor planning!

  • Was eagerly waiting for the article FBO is the best thing about indicine.
    I think fitoor will open better than sanam re and ur prediction for fitoor is pretty low according to me fitoor will open around 6.5cr and sanam re to open around 5.5cr.

  • How on earth can Fitoor earn 75 cr? Dont know what were the producers thinking while making such expensive movie with average starcast?

    With the economics u have presented apparently Fitoor will be a flop and Sanam Re at least average.

  • Waiting eagerly for #Fitoor
    Looks very promising.
    Not interested about #Sanam Re
    But if reviews came out gud then definitely watch d film.
    But right now gearing to watch #Fitoor tomorrow.
    N 1 imp thing go n watch movies on theaters #KillPiracy n give every film a fair chance.

  • Katrina is more beautiful than yami.
    Also sanam re looks like a normal romantic tale.
    Whereas the director of fitoor has a reputation for directing good movies
    So my prediction fitoor 6.5cr
    Sanam re 5.5cr

  • Kapoor and sons 8 cr?? This is really a KICK on the inteligentia of audience which Karan Johar has exploited ! He has imperfectly rehashed SOTY and HSKD to make Kapoor and Sons.

    Imperfect things should go wrong. Sometimes, I wonder the scripts of Dharma films are being written on tissue paper these days. Write from Yjhd to Gtpm to hskd to Kapoor n sons.

    I really wonder !!!

    Hope audience don’t disappoint me with there demonstration of intelligentia this time around by outright rejection of lazy film-making !!.

  • DEADPOOL !!!!
    It has got rave reviews & is termed as the best super-hero film !!
    It has now got a A certificate along with the USA run-time intact. Check it here –

    I have a feeling that Deadpool will give Sanam Re & Fitoor a run for their money !!!
    I am watching DEADPOOL in IMAX 3D tomorrow !!!

  • Fittor is looking very boring from the promos & songs . i haven’t watch even single song of it …it’s that boring 4 me.

    Probably the Most Thande Promos,songs nd acting. Big thumbs down.

    ßetter luck nxt time kat-Aditya .

    Sanam re – 4.5
    Fittor – 4

  • Sanam Re
    1st day … 6.5 Cr
    lifetime … 40 Cr

    1st day … 5 Cr
    lifetime … 40 Cr

    lifetime of
    fan … 100 Cr
    Houseful 3 … 150 Cr
    Raees … 120 Cr
    Sultan … 180 Cr
    MOHENJO DARO … 250 Cr
    Rustom … 60 Cr
    Shivaay … 150 Cr
    Dangal … 120 Cr (Without Clash)

  • I don’t want to predict same what indicine predicted so I will alter my prediction for sanam re and now I predict 5.6cr just to be different.
    I already have predicted the FBO of 4movies better than indicine out of 6

  • Fitoor will be a better movie. Sanam Re will do more business in weekend, but Fitoor will do more in weekdays.
    Sanam Re is directed by Divya Khoshla Kumar whose last movie Yaariyaan was terrible..
    World of Mouth
    Fitoor – Positive
    Sanam Re – Negative

  • Change in my prediction sanam re 5.6cr I earlier predicted 5.5cr but indicine to predicted exactly the same so I am altering the prediction please publish my comment

  • @pokeman u r right bro. forget about #Deadpool
    It will b a fun watch dis weekend n it can b a Blockbuster in India also.
    @indicine plz predict about #Deadpool also.

  • I also think Sanam re will get better opening than FITOOR.
    But weekend collections of FITOOR will be higher than Sanam re.
    I don’t think Sanam re will be a good movie as it is directed by Divya khosla who directed pathetic Yaariyan..
    On the other hand FITOOR will be a watchable movie but collecting 75 crs is next to impossible.
    My predictions for lifetime-
    Sanam Re- 35 crs
    Fitoor- 47 crs

  • @pokeman
    First we gonna rock, then we gonna roll
    Then we let it pop, go let it go
    X gon’ give it to ya
    He gon’ give it to ya
    X gon’ give it to ya
    He gon’ give it to ya
    #Deadpool this weekend
    Along with #Fitoor

  • We will see many more bold predictions in future too..sanam re is releasing on 2000 screens and I won’t be surprised if it manages a 10-15% better opening than fitoor..fitoor is not at all looking good but neither is sanam re except for the music..might give deadpool a try this weekend

  • I think Fitoor will get positive reviews from critics. Hence, occupancy will pick up from evening onwards…!!!

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