The post-IPL weekend has always been record-breaking for Bollywood; New York (2009 – Super Hit), Raajneeti (2010 – Blockbuster), Ready (2011 – Blockbuster), Rowdy Rathore (2012 – Blockbuster) and the trend continues with this week’s release Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.
Early estimates suggest that the film has collected approx 17-18 crore on it’s first day at the box office. The film has done well in Mumbai circuit (around 6.75 – 7 crore), Delhi/UP (4 crore), Rajasthan (1.3 cr), East Punjab (1.35 cr). Other territories like Mysore, Nizam, C.I, C.P vary between 0.75 cr to 1.3 cr.
Released on 3050 screens, the all-India average occupancy of YJDH on it’s first day is around 65-70%.
Most films with wide releases tend to drop marginally on Day 2, but premium multiplexes where YJHD is performing exceedingly well generate maximum business during the evening/night shows on Saturday. If it sustain well today and shows decent growth in business on Sunday, it wouldn’t be surprising if Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani crosses the 50 crore mark in it’s first weekend itself.
Finally, with the second highest non-holiday opening, Ranbir Kapoor has slowly but steady climbed his way to the top bracket of A-list superstars. He joins Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar in the ‘top league’. It’s worth a mention that he is 9 years younger than the second youngest superstar in the Top 6.
Note: The figures above are estimates based on the net collections we have received from a few centres. Actual figures will be published tomorrow. Stay tuned to Indicine!