Though the Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif-Anushka Sharma starrer has earned Rs 122 crores worldwide in six days (till Sunday), trade pundits feel that Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar could in all probability surpass box office collections of the Yash Chopra film
The Diwali bonanza for Bollywood may have ended on a sad note in Mumbai with the death of political giant Bal Thackeray, but not before the two big releases – Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar – had earned a combined nett total of Rs 140 crore at the box office (figures collected till Sunday).
As per the detailed box office report of Yash Raj Films, Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s all-India nett box office collection till Sunday was Rs 80.73 crore, whereas the overseas gross box office collection was Rs 41.7 crores. Interestingly, the film ranks eighth in the US box office with $1.28 million (1.94 million six day collection) with a screen count of 161. Hence the total India and overseas intake of JTHJ is around Rs 122 crores. On the other hand, SOS collected about Rs 66.02 crore India nett. Trade expert Amod Mehra says, “Both the films seem to be neck-to-neck in terms of their performance. While the first day was good for both, the second day and the third were extraordinary. The fourth day was almost identical, but on Saturday and Sunday, SOS has managed to have a slight edge over JTHJ.” If another trade analyst is to be believed, if one compares both the films in terms of average, ticket rates, footfalls, etc, SOS might race ahead of JTHJ in the second week.
Both JTHJ and SOS, which have already entered the second crucial week post-release, still have ten days time to create new records at the box office. But this is only before Aamir Khan’s Talaash storms the BO.