Ra One has broken all records for it’s opening weekend with a record Rs 85.5 crores (BOI figures) at the box-office. This includes the hindi version and the regional (Tamil, Telugu) dubbed versions.
Released on Wednesday, Ra one’s first day was affected by Diwali celebrations. Thursday was record-breaking with 24 – 25 crores, easily the biggest day in history. Friday and Saturday were around 15 – 16 crores, while the big disappointment was the Sunday collections.
On Sunday, Ra One opened well for the morning shows, but fell below expectations for the later shows. Mixed word-of-mouth and poor collections at single-screens undoubtedly affected business on Sunday, which usually witnesses a 15% jump in collections.
According to Boxoffice India, the Hindi version did 81 crores of business while the regional dubbed version collected 4.5 crores for the weekend.
Great weekend for Ra One although a little below what we expected, given the pre-release craze for the film. Weekdays will be extremely crucial.
P.S – Ra One is officially Shahrukh Khan’s biggest grosser ever, edging Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in it’s first weekend itself.