Krrish 3 HIT or Flop: Box Office Prediction

It’s Diwali and the biggest film of the year – Rakesh Roshan’s Krrish 3 – is all set to hit screens in less than a week. Expectations are sky high and rightly so, because the father-son jodi of Hrithik and Rakesh Roshan have never failed. We are not even talking about small hits here, each film of theirs has shattered every box office record in sight.

Rakesh - Hrithik Films

Rakesh – Hrithik Films

A quick look at some of their films together..

  • Kaho Na Pyaar Hai – Way back in 2000, the entire industry and national audience were looking forward to the debut of Amitabh Bachchan’s son Abhishek and Randhir Kapoor’s daughter Kareena Kapoor in a film titled Refugee. About 7 months before the much-awaited release, Rakesh Roshan’s son Hrithik made his debut in a love story with another newcomer Amisha Patel. Expectations weren’t quite as high, but Hrithik single-handedly took the world by storm. Not only did he turn into a superstar overnight, comparisons were being made between Hrithik and the reigning superstar Shahrukh Khan. KNPH went on to be the biggest grosser of the year and won Hrithik the Best debut and Best Actor trophy that year.
  • Koi Mil Gaya – The scenario was completely different. Expectations from KMG were high, but more importantly it was a make-or-break film for Hrithik who was written off by the media as a one-hit wonder. From comparisons with Shahrukh Khan to one-hit wonders like Kumar Gaurav, Hrithik had seen it all in the span of 3 years. Koi Mil Gaya though proved to be a turning point in Hrithik’s career as the film, once again, went on to be the biggest grosser of 2003. Hrithik won the Best Actor and Best Actor Critics Filmfare award in the same year.
  • Krrish – Between KMG and Krrish, Hrithik only featured in one film ‘Lakshya’ which didn’t do too well at the box office, even though it is widely believed to be Hrithik’s best film and performance. Krrish arrived in 2006 and took the box office by storm, going on to be the highest grossing film ever. It took Hrithik’s own film Dhoom 2 that very year to surpass Krrish, and Hrithik was crowned the box office king for the first time since Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.

More than 7 years later, the duo return with their most-ambitious film to date. Krrish 3 made on a budget of 90 crore, with print and marketing likely to add up to 25 crore, taking the total cost of the film to around 115 crore.

Economics: A huge chunk of their investment has already been recovered. The satellite rights were pre-sold for Rs 40 crore, music rights fetched around 10 crore and Rakesh Roshan also sold theatrical rights to individual distributors before the film went on floors.For Krrish 3 to be a decent success and ensure that the distributors don’t end up in the red, the film has to collect around 120 crore at the domestic box office.

Krrish 3 Poster - Hrithik, Priyanka and Kangana

Krrish 3 Poster – Hrithik, Priyanka and Kangana

Screens: Krrish 3 will have the widest release for an Indian film ever. The expected screen count including regional versions is around 4100. Although this could change as some screens get finalised as late as the Wednesday before release.

Runtime: The film has been passed with a ‘U’ certificate. The runtime is exactly 2 hours 33 minutes, so the turnaround time (between two shows) at multiplexes will be around 3 hours. The runtime is just about right, not as long as Agneepath (2 hours 54 minutes) and not too short as single-screens audience don’t consider films that are less than 2 hours to be ‘paisa-vasool’. Exhibitors can easily screen 5 shows a day, a few theatres that start early could squeeze in 6 shows a day per screen.

Records: For opening day and weekend records, timing of release and luck are huge factors. Unfortunately, Krrish 3 isn’t getting the best of dates. Opening day is not a national holiday and the film is releasing during the pre-Diwali period. Sunday is Diwali puja, which has a huge impact on collections. While the film has an outside chance of breaking the opening day record, 3-day weekend records (currently held by Chennai Express) are likely to be out of reach. More on the records that Krrish 3 chases in a separate article.

We are changing our format slightly for the box office predictions of Krrish 3, as a lot of people have requested day-wise predictions. Here it is then Krrish 3 box office predictions..

IF VERY GOOD (positive word-of-mouth)

  • Day 1 – 28 crore
  • Day 2 – 25 crore
  • Day 3 – 20 crore (Diwali puja)
  • Weekend – 73 crores
  • Day 4 – 25 crore
  • First Week – 140 crores
  • Final – 200 crores+ (Blockbuster)

IF AVERAGE (mixed response)

  • Day 1 – 26 crore
  • Day 2 – 22 crore
  • Day 3 – 17 crore (Diwali puja)
  • Weekend – 65 crores
  • Day 4 – 19 crore
  • First Week – 120 crores
  • Final – 170 crores (Super Hit)

IF BAD (worst case scenario)

  • Day 1 – 24 cr
  • Day 2 – 18 cr
  • Day 3 – 14 cr (Diwali puja)
  • Weekend – 56 cr
  • Day 4 – 13 cr
  • First Week – 88 cr
  • Final – 105 cr (Flop / Below Average)

Even in the worst case scenario, Krrish 3 should cross the 100 crore mark, but as we have seen with films like Besharam, box office is and always has been highly unpredictable. If the response is close to as good as any of their last 3 films, the Chennai Express record could well be in danger of being eclipsed. But since Krrish 3 is such a risky film, is could all go terribly wrong too.

The trade has its fingers crossed, as the Diwali period has always been highly lucrative for the industry. The combined business that Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar generated last year was 200 cr+

It’s going to be an exciting time for the industry and for all the box office fanatics here on Indicine. In-depth reports, box office comparisons, records.. we will cover it all here.

For now, tell us what you think. Will Krrish 3 take the box office by storm? Will the film go on to be massive hit or sink without a trace? Its Hrithik’s time to shine, can he? That’s the big question.

Post your comments below.

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  • K3 will not only break but it will destroy CE records mark my words….Raamleela will be a disaster coz of K3 fever

  • all jealous haters , just shut up, krrish 3 is a film which is universal and will be watched by all categories of audience, even though koi mil gaya and krrish were sci fi movies , they were still mass appealing, thats the magic of rakesh roshan, hrithik roshan is currently on fire, he will set the screen ablaze with krrish 3, no doubt krrish 3 will break all records, please don’t compare with besharam and boss scenario as beshara mwas rejected from the trailer release day itself, boss was never among most awaited, ouatimd was. K3 and D3 are most awaited, people always underestimate hrithik and thats how he breaks through.

    in 2000, people eyed on abhishek and kareena, but it was hrithik who stole hearts and ruled.
    in 2003, people said hrithik can’t do difficult roles, he proved all wrong with national award worthy performance as rohit
    in 2006, people said superheroes are not for bollywood, hrithik proved them wrong with krrish which was a blockbuster, ruled box office like never before with dhoom 2
    in 2008, people wanted more from hrithik, he gave them career defining role in jodhaa akbar
    in 2010, he proved why he is one of the finest actors of india with guzaarish
    in 2011, he gave znmd which will be remembered forever
    in 2012, people said its impossible to break salman’s record, hrithik broke his opening day record with agneepath which was violence drama(not universal)
    in 2013, people again underestimating him, i am sure he is ready to prove all of them wrong.

  • @romance disaster, lol god knows why you hate hrithik, did he burn your house ?? well right now, i want to burn you because your stupidity is crossing limits.

    all those khan fans who think hrithik is lesser than khans, they may rewind themselves and remember history. hrithik from his debut itself has challenged the throne. its his time to shine, he must get his due, he has worked too hard in his 13 year long career. HRITHIKMANIAAAAAA !!!!!!!

    films like this will show whats the standard of bollywood, not films like ce or dabangg or yjhd.

    come on guys, KRRISH is india’s first iconic cinematic superhero, we should celebrate it, its sad that we are insulting our own country and celebrating hollywood more. if you compare k3 with hollywood superhero films then why not compare dhoom 3 with fast and furious ?? ek tha tiger with bourne series ?? jab tak hai jaan with p.s i love you ??

  • Haters are feeling very insecure becos they know krrish3 is gonna break all past n present records n make new records for future…..@haters apna pura dum laga lo kisi k baap me dum nhi Jo 250 cr se pahle rok le…hrithik rocks haters shocks…

  • I always thought srk is brilliant actor but after reading all the rubbish comments of srk fans…my all respect is gone for srk….don’t know why hrithik is friend of him….aamir fans are even better …

  • hrithik has always beenn breaking records be it frst day ,frst week ,lifetime ,bumper openings, critics fav, doin path breaking movies,awards,highest grossing films etc etc but still haters barking lyk dogs..
    simply jealous nothing else..
    wait fr d storm…

  • krish3 movie has more exceptation from every one if its fails little bit also thn movie will suffer badly at box office..e1 at the tym of ra1 exceptation was more it did not live the exceptation so negatively spread all over the movie same thing gonna happen with krish3 and dhoom3 bcaz exceptation r sky high for the movie due buzz both movie will have recorded breaking weekend but the wom will decided its final collection

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  • krrish 3 prediction
    day 1: 30 cr
    day 2 : 28 cr
    day 3 : 25 cr
    day 4 : 28 cr
    day 5 : 25 ca

    weekend: 127 cr.
    1st week : 145-150 cr
    2nd weekend : 50 cr
    2nd week : 75- 80 cr.
    2week total: 225-230 cr.
    3rd weekend : 20 cr
    3rd week : 35-40 cr
    3weeks total: 265-270 cr
    lifetime 270+(272)cr.

  • Ra.One got bad reviews but after watching Krrish 3 cartoony promo and bad acting it can be worse than Himmatwala.
    Mark my words Krrish 3 will be a laughing stock when people watch it and will receive worst WOM of the year, worse than Besharam.

  • when Hritik’s first film released ,he was compared to SRK…..same wass told to Shaid and Vivek..same for all youngsters like Ranbir etc…they also been compaerd to SRK…but both Hritk & Ranbir proved us wrong by baaging 3&2 filmfare awards for best actor….anyway way to go……..all the best Krrish

  • Thor is not competition for Krrish, as Thor’s character is not as popular as Spiderman, though Avengers as a whole has far more fan following.

    Thor like Batman character, has very less following in India.

    The first 5 days are very critical for Krrish and if it can surpass 100 + crores in these 5 days, then it would surely get close to 200 or more lifetime.

  • First week is (125) crore ane weekend 70 crore and opening 25 crore and life time collection is 160 crore

  • Better predictions than that for Besharam. But I still think the both the ceiling and the floor should have been higher and lower respectively. I would go with around 195 crores….

  • the film has to be a blockbuster as this kind of cinema has not been created before..if it fails then no one will have the guts to make this kind of cinema in bollywood and comparisons with the west would become baseless…on the initial front, Krrish 3 should easily feature in top 3 opening days and 2nd biggest weekend ever..i expect it to break the first week record of chennai express and also the lifetime..nothing less than 200-225 crores is acceptable.
    My Prediction goes as follows:-

    Day 1 30 crore
    Day 2 26 crore
    Day 3 21 crore (Diwali puja)
    Weekend 77 crores
    Day 4 29 crore
    First Week 150 crores+
    Final 230 crores+

  • indicine hritik is not srk who can give 100 crore in worst case,if it turns out to be like then no one can stop this to be disaster of the year

  • KRRISH: Our superhero, India’s own superhero.
    Full movie shooting in india (Hydrabad & Munbai). VFX bhi Indian studio me. Fully Desi.

    RAKESH JI ne pura duniya ko dikha dia India bhi hollywood ki tarah film bana sakte hai. Hats of Rakesh Sir.

  • as ageneral predection its pretty good but their is few point i want to talk about it
    friday is non holiday pre diwali so how you think on friday the film will collect more than mondey official holiday no way this can happened if the wom is totally good secend point 28cr for non holiday before diwali is also high predection CE collect 29cr ETT collect 30.5cr on holiday so this is totally high number .This is not ordinary friday but before diwali so many people will prefere go to shooping and watch film on the official holiday .

    if krrish collect 140cr+ on first week then for sure 200cr+ on card this is what the film is looking for first week and final result


    (1) record breaking trailer view 17.2million which greater than the sun of ETT & CE. Its stand world no3 after AVATAR, THE DARK KNIGHT RIDES & THE AVENGERS.

    (2) bollywood biggest solo release of a biggest holiday season.

    (3) child_adult_old all over india like KRRISH

    (4) Hrithik back after long time after back to back hit ZNMD & AGNEEPATH

    (5) ORMAX_MEDIA:: krrish3 is the highest buzz film since 2011

    so cheers…

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