The weekend collections of both Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ and Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (ADHM) are finally out.
While both films are doing exceptionally well at the box-office, ADHM had managed to built a sizable lead over Shivaay in the first two days since release. But, Devgn’s directorial managed to inch closer on day three.
Needless to say, both films could have done better if they had averted the clash and released in more theatres across the country. As of now, both films released in near 3,000 screens.
Shivaay, which released in more single screens, has won over the masses with its high-octane action. On the other hand ADHM, which released in more multiplexes, has managed to captivate fans of the romance-drama genre.
As for the weekend collections, Ranbir, Anushka and Aishwarya-starrer ADHM has managed to rake in Rs 35.60 crore at the domestic box office. It is the biggest opening for both Johar and Ranbir.
“#ADHM Fri 13.30 cr, Sat 13.10 cr, Sun 9.20 cr. Total: ₹ 35.60 cr. India biz,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Shivaay, on the other hand, managed to collect Rs 28.56 crore over the weekend.
“#Shivaay Fri 10.24 cr, Sat 10.06 cr, Sun 8.26 cr. Total: ₹ 28.56 cr. India biz,” Adarsh tweeted.
Apart from Devgn, the film stars Sayyeshaa Saigal, Erika Kaar and Abigail Eames.
Interestingly, while ADHM did consistently better than Shivaay on day one and two, the latter managed to close the gap on day three. Also, both films witnessed a dip in numbers on Sunday due to Diwali.
But Shivaay saw a lower percentage drop than ADHM compared to the Friday and Saturday numbers.
Although ADHM continues to lead in box-office collections for now, Shivaay might be able to equal or surpass its collections by the end of next week if the trend continues.
The romance-drama was made on a budget of approximately Rs 70 crore, while the visually appealing action flick, Shivaay, costed Rs 105 crore to make.
Analysts also predict that both films will enjoy better collections over the next week as there are no big films scheduled to release this Friday.
“Diwali pooja and festivities made a dent in the biz of #ADHM and #Shivaay on Sun…Biz should witness an upward trend on Mon and Tue,” added Taran.
Political groups had earlier opposed the release of ADHM in some parts of the country for casting Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, but it has done little to deter the audiences or the film’s box office collections.Back to latest news