After worldwide centres, Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" has now surpassed the Rs. 100 crore mark at the domestic box office with its gross earnings. "Fan" finished its one-week run at the box office with a gross income of Rs. 102.14 crore.
Shah Rukh-starrer "Fan" first-week net box office collection is below expectation, but it still recorded the second highest seven-day total. The first-week box office collection of the thriller drama is the second highest after Akshay Kumar's "Airlift."
"#Fan performed way below expectations in Week 1. Its performance in Weekend 2 will determine if it will cross ₹ 100 cr nett in India...#Fan Fri 19.20 cr, Sat 15.40 cr, Sun 17.75 cr, Mon 6.05 cr, Tue 5.75 cr, Wed 4.20 cr, Thu 3.15 cr. Total: ₹ 71.50 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Maneesh Sharma's directorial film is now the fourth highest grosser in India. The film will shatter the records of "Kapoor and Sons" and "Neerja" with its second-weekend box office collection, but it remains to be seen whether the film will take its net earnings to Rs. 100 crore.
The second-week run will be crucial for "Fan," as it will decide the fate of the film. Made on a budget of over Rs. 100 crore, the film will have to maintain a strong hold in its second week to take domestic collections to a good amount.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh talking about the poor performance of the film in India said that the makers were aware of the targeted audiences.
"You just have to believe that this film is meant for these people and release it. Beyond that if these (unusual) films do more numbers than you thought of its really good," he told the Press Trust of India.
"It's (Fan) not a film that heartland audience will like it. But we took a chance thinking hopefully they (audience) will like it, but they need song and dance. I am not unrealistic," he added.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]