Released on 2600 screens, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has emerged as the clear winner in the Diwali battle – across all territories in India. But not by a huge margin, considering the fact that it’s screen count was 25-30% higher than Son Of Sardar.
The Shahrukh Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer had a dream start in West Bengal and Mysore, both territories were SRK films have consistently been record-breaking in the recent past. The opening across all other territories was good to excellent.
Early estimates suggest, the first day collections of Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be around 15-16 crores nett, which is in the same range as the opening day business of last year’s Diwali release Ra One (solo release, if smaller films like Damadamm and Tell Me O Khudda are not counted).
The critics have praised the film, as Jab Tak Hai Jaan has scored 64/100 on our review scale. The response on social networking sites varies from highly positive to extremely negative, which is the case with almost every SRK release.
Overall, it’s a good solid start at the box office on Day 1 for JTHJ. Last year’s Ra One put up record numbers on the second day. Can Jab Tak Hai Jaan put up similar numbers? Stay tuned for all the box office updates and comparisons.