Ranveer Singh's Befikre released yesterday and has already left many stalwarts of the industry behind. With Rs. 10.36 crore on its first day, the actor has managed to defeat Shah Rukh Khan's Dear Zindagi, Ajay Devgn's Shivaay and Shahid Kapoor's Udta Punjab. Let's take one at a time. Shah Rukh Khan's Dear Zindagi which released recently had earned 8. 75 crore in its first day at the box office while Befikre has pocketed 10. 36 crore. But before Ranveer fans feel jubilant about it, let us tell you DZ released in much lesser screens than Ranveer's Befikre. Dear Zindagi had only 1200 screens while Befikre got 2100 screens. That helped the film earn that kind of a number on its first day. (Also read: 5 times Aditya Chopra paid homage to Shah Rukh Khan's DDLJ in Ranveer Singh's Befikre without you realising it)
Now coming to Shivaay, this was a defeat people will talk about a lot. Despite having 2950 screens (As per BOI), the film managed to earn Rs. 10.24 crore. You can't argue that the clash with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil hit it badly because it had more screen count than Befikre. Ideally the numbers should have been better. Next up is Shahid Kapoor's Udta Punjab who got almost similar number of screens (2200) but earned Rs. 10.05 crore on its first day. Ranveer comfortably went past the number and made more money with his films. Shahid and Ranveer are coming together for Padmavati. There will be confrontation scenes between the two if Sanjay Leela Bhansali goes by the folklore. There were reports that Ranveer had issues with Shahid Kapoor getting a meatier role in Padmavati. Well, if that's the case, Ranveer, these numbers are enough to tell you that you needn't worry about that at all. (Also read: What fight? Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are bonding BIG TIME on Twitter!)
Befikre is running really well at the box office and as per Taran Adarsh, Trade Analyst, the film will see an upward trend in the coming two days. It is obviously doing better at multiplexes since it's an urban film. So how many of you have watched the film already?
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