Okay, the final box office comparison between the two Diwali releases Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar, before we begin our extensive coverage of Aamir Khan’s Talaash.
The topic of debate over the last week on social networking websites and in the comments section here – Which film won the Diwali battle? Well, there is no clear winner. Here’s why.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan was expected to beat 3 Idiots. But let’s be realistic, the film would never have crossed 200 crores, even if the word-of-mouth was as strong as Chopra’s last film Veer Zaara. But despite the clash, not-so-popular music and 3 hour runtime – JTHJ has done reasonably well at the box office. Yes, business in India hasn’t been record-breaking, but how many romantic films in recent times have managed to collect half as much as JTHJ has?
The trade was confident Son Of Sardar would do well, and it has. On paper, JTHJ had almost everything in it’s favour – massive star cast, legendary director, oscar-winning music composer and a much wider release. Yet, SOS is likely to end it’s run just 10-15% short of JTHJ’s total.
As expected, the SRK – Katrina Kaif starrer quite easily won the first extended weekend with a lead of Rs 15 crores. Since then, both films have done similar business with SOS putting up better numbers in the second weekend.
Day wise figures of Son Of Sardar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (India only)
|Day||Son Of Sardar||Jab Tak Hai Jaan|
|Tuesday||10.72 crore||15.23 crore|
|Wednesday||16.21 crore||19.54 crore|
|Thursday||12.22 crore||14.45 crore|
|Friday||10.12 crore||11.17 crore|
|Saturday||8.5 crore||10.38 crore|
|Sunday||8.25 crore||9.96 crore|
|1st Weekend Total||65.57 crore||80.73 crore|
|Monday||5.51 crore||5.36 crore|
|Tuesday||4.82 crore||4.66 crore|
|Wednesday||3.88 crore||4.12 crore|
|Thursday||3.02 crore||3.54 crore|
|Week 1 Total||82.80 crore||98.41 crore|
|Friday||3.05 crore||2.75 crore|
|Saturday||3.80 crore||3.62 crore|
|Sunday||4.95 crore||4.66 crore|
|2nd Weekend Total||11.80 crore||11.03 crore|
|Grand Total till 2nd Weekend||94.60 crore||109.44 crore|
|Lifetime collections||103 crore||121 crore|