Shivaay, ADHM Box Office Prediction

There are two big releases this Diwali weekend. Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. The former is Ajay’s biggest film to date - a film on which he has invested nearly 2 years of his life. He’s the actor, the only recognisable face, the director and also the producer!

The other film marks the return of a celebrated director, who gave the industry three stars through his 2012 film ‘Student Of The Year’.

It’s been the most controversial clash the industry has seen, yet come Friday morning, it’s the audience verdict that’s going to be supreme. Nothing else matters, except the opinion of the paying public.

Factors in favour of Shivaay:

  • The well-received first trailer.
  • Scores over the competition when it comes to scale and visual appeal.
  • Action will be a major draw for the single-screen audience.
  • Ajay returns more than a year after his last film ‘Drishyam’, which was very well received.

Factors against Shivaay:

  • A big question mark over Ajay Devgn the director.
  • Poor response to all the promos after the first trailer.

Factors in favour of ADHM:

  • Formidable star cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
  • Karan Johar as director (adds tremendous value in India, huge factor overseas)
  • Chartbuster music, one of the best music albums of 2016.
  • Trailer received mixed response, but the remaining promos have generated interest.

Factors against ADHM

  • Ranbir Kapoor’s lean run – his last 4 films have flopped.
  • Limited appeal at smaller centres.

One factor that’s against both films is the fact that the audience expect a ‘fun popcorn entertainer’ during Diwali and both films don’t exactly fall in that category. This could also be the reason why the hype that we usually associate with Diwali films is missing this time around.

IndicineFBO: We expect ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ to collect Rs 12.4 crore, the advance booking is solid and the film will be less affected by the ‘Pre-Diwali’ period. Since it’s a film that’s expected to perform better at urban centres, the higher ticket prices should help the film edge out ‘Shivaay’ on the first day.

The response to the advance booking of ‘Shivaay’ has been underwhelming for such a big film, but the true test will come Monday onwards. We expect ‘Shivaay’ to collect 10.7 crore on Day 1.

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Mastizaade6.15.59- 8%, Accurate
Saala Khadoos2.22.190%, Accurate
Ghayal Once Again6.47.2+ 12%, Accurate
Sanam Re5.55.04- 8%, Accurate
Fitoor5.23.61- 30%, Inaccurate
Neerja4.34.7+ 8%, Accurate
Jai Gangajaal5.25.5+ 6%, Accurate
Kapoor & Sons5.86.85+ 18%, Inaccurate
Rocky Handsome6.35.39- 14%, Accurate
Ki and Ka6.37.27+ 16%, Inaccurate
Fan21.919.2- 12%, Accurate
Baaghi9.411.94+ 27%, Inaccurate
Azhar7.56.3- 16%, Inaccurate
Sarbjit4.23.69- 12%, Accurate
Housefull 317.415.21- 12%, Accurate
Udta Punjab8.910.05- 13%, Accurate
Sultan38.536.54- 5%, Accurate
Great Grand Masti5.82.5- 56%, Inaccurate
Dishoom9.811.02+12%, Accurate
Mohenjo Daro10.78.87- 17%, Inaccurate
Rustom12.614.11+12%, Accurate
Happy Bhaag Jayegi2.12.32+10%, Accurate
A Flying Jatt8.57.11- 16%, Inaccurate
Baar Baar Dekho9.16.81- 25%, Inaccurate
Freaky Ali2.42.5+4%, Accurate
Pink4.54.32-4%, Accurate
Raaz Reboot5.26.31+ 21%, Inaccurate
MS Dhoni20.121.6+7%, Accurate
Mirzya4.02.2- 45%, Inaccurate
Shivaay10.710.24-4%, Accurate
ADHM12.413.3+7%, Accurate
Force 25.86.05+4%, Accurate
Dear Zindagi9.78.75-10%, Accurate
Kahaani 24.54.25-5%, Accurate
Befikre10.510.36-1%, Accurate
Dangal28.629.78+4%, Accurate


  • #AeDilHaiMushkil will beat #Shivaay very badly ….
    Get ready t0 face us n0w Ajay & Salman fans ????
    Ek trfaa jeet ki taqat e kch aLg h0ti ha ??

  • Shivaay is next mohenjo daro
    While Adhm Will be super hit !!!!
    Adhm lifetime : 100 to 150+ crores
    Shivaay lifetime : 50 to 90 crores.

  • Good Prediction. A small query. Would the winner of your contest for the first day prediction have to correctly predict the collections of both the movies? Or even the one who predicts one correct would be announced as winner?

  • 12.4cr Despite solid advance. ..!! r u on a high admin. it will definitely open between 14-16cr adhm

  • So the opening battle is set to be won by Ranbir.
    Ajay is most overrated superstar in Bollywood provided anyone considers him a star.With such well received trailer having got maximum likes ratio yet failing to beat a film starring a youngster going through his worst period.There wasn’t a single factor against the movie.
    So better do good movies like Drishyam and Once upon a time where you get plenty of scope to perform.
    But please Don’t be tensed about losing your stardom and fanbase.Because you don’t have any.And for god’s sake learn to take competition in a good spirit rather than taking everything as a matter of ego.

  • Fair enough…I was chanting SHIVAAY FDFS from the trailer launch but don’t think I can make it as tomorrow is Dhanteras??

  • Although, it seems an uphill task for Shivaay to recover the costs, I’m still going to watch it tomorrow and support the move to make it. Not many people in Bollywood are brave enough to take risks like this.

  • Higher ticket prices may help ADHM to collect little more than Shivaay on opening but from Monday onwards Shivaay will be leading..

  • Ajay fans are the most delusional people.
    I mean they were expecting Shivaay to thrash adhm while it is all set to lose the opening battle.
    Even Dilwale was defeated by BM but it collected 60% more than bm.
    Even in rustom case MD was surrounded by negativity with disappointing trailer and lukewarm response to its songs.
    So the biggest upset is the realisation of the fact for a certain fan base that there are basically 6 actors who could be called superstars with Ranbir most probably making a permanent place while a senior actor has never been a top star despite struggling for more than 2 decades.

  • Adhm will win.somehow shivaay is usual action.not much content in both films but adhm gives that entertainment we haven’t had a good urban love story after cocktail.adhm will surprise audience n bo.

  • Shivaay will be supported by ajay fans,salman fans,aamir fans,youngistan fans, hirhitk fans and akshay fans.
    Adhm will be supported by srk fans and ranbir fans

  • Arrogance and over confidence will bring every human from sky to earth …!!!!
    Ajay took on SRK in 2012 where Salman khan had solo releases but SRK had only one release and that too faced clash becoz of this loser Ajay …..!!!!


    This is one of the very few films I’ve been following rigorously since the day it was declared by Karan Johar. As everyone Else, I was very curious to see the pairing of Ranbir Kapoor & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. After the promo came out, I just couldn’t wait to watch it! ADHM deals with a routine love story, but Karan Johar has made the film engaging with interesting twists and turns in the screenplay. Funny dialogues and romantic moments keep you entertained in the first half; mostly parody of all Famous Bollywood dialogs. The second half is high on emotional quotient and heavy duty Urdu poetries. Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have delivered brilliant acting and their performances are the highlights of the film. I would say, this is Ranbir’s finest work after Rockstar. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks hot and her glamour is the attraction in the film. Trust me, you’ll forget everything and just watch her. She seduces only with her Eyes & voice. No kisses or revealing clothes required. But the love making scenes she delivered is something you have never seen her doing before. Fawad Khan steps out of his comfort zone and plays his character with easy. He looks really hot in his messy hair and torn jeans. Even the supporting characters like Lisa Haydon, Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt played their part with panache. Don’t miss this one, it’s a film worth your money.

  • that’s excellent point. audience likes to watch A fun flick during festivals..big comedy Movies Will Always Do well in festivals.

    And This is y I never Count ajay in other 90s superstars list . with this scale and trailer His movie looking to get just OK start .

    my prediction
    Adhm:- 12.90
    shivay :- 11.50

    ranbir>Ajay still

  • With such a huge trailer, promotion all over TV, Baadshah raps, tu meri bahimein song, sexy heroine, Diwali weekend, If ajay looses the Opening Battle,,,hmmmmmmm
    Anyway Ajay has thrashed 2010 born star twice in diwali
    1994-andaaz apna apna vs suhaag
    2008-All the best vs Main aur mrs khanna

    90s to 2010 all individuals bigger than rickshawala whose biggest hit hahk had 9lakhs opening

    Even Mithun Chalravartis Mard in 90s and Raakhi sawant buddha milgaya opened bigger than lallu in clash

    ajay had a record opener in 90s -hkk

    srk had 3
    Trimurti broke Karan arjun. After 2 yrs koyla broke trimurti

    Madhuris boy lallus karisma starrer bn1 only for 3 months LOL

    Now Tiger will bring that KKHH included in lallu filmography

  • @challa

    Maybe he will loss the clash….. But atleast he has shown some guts to clash with a KJO+ Ranbir+ Anushka+ Aish+ Fawad+ gigastar+(cameo)+Alia (cameo)…..unlike some gigastars who runs away in fear of clashes…LOL.

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