The box office was expected to enjoy a good start in the second quarter of the year, with the release of Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan." However, "Fan" disappointed with its box office collection. On the other hand, American fantasy drama "The Jungle Book" emerged as a surprise winner at the Indian box office.
The Shah Rukh-starrer "Fan" witnessed a major drop on its fourth day. Its Monday's box office collection was Rs. 6.05 crore compared to Rs. 19.20 crore of opening day earnings. The thriller drama, which opened to rave reviews, failed to attract viewers to the theatres in India.
In its four-day box office run, "Fan" minted Rs. 58.40 crore from the Indian markets. Looking at the four-day trend, it is certain that "Fan" will not have a strong hold in its first week. Now all the eyes are set on its first-week box office collection.
"#Fan Fri 19.20 cr, Sat 15.40 cr, Sun 17.75 cr, Mon 6.05 cr. Total: ₹ 58.40 cr. India biz. DISAPPOINTING!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Though the domestic box office collection of "Fan" is disappointing, the film has scored well at the overseas box office, which helped the film to have a good worldwide collection. "Fan" minted Rs. 40.01 crore in its opening weekend from the overseas box office, which took the worldwide gross total to more than Rs. 100 crore.
"#Fan Overseas: Opening weekend $ 6.010 million [₹ 40.01 cr]," Adarsh added.
The Jungle Book
The second Monday box office collection of Neel Sethi-starrer "The Jungle Book" was better than first Monday collection of Shah Rukh's "Fan." Despite running in its second week, "The Jungle Book" minted Rs. 107.33 crore.
"#TheJungleBook has a SUPER Monday. [Week 2] Fri 8.02 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.67 cr, Mon 5.09 cr. Total: ₹ 107.33 cr nett. India biz," trade analyst Adarsh tweeted.
On Monday, "The Jungle Book" became the second film of the year to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark in India and now the film is set to beat Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" to become the highest grosser. Shah Rukh's "Fan" was expected to become the highest grosser of this year; however, a Hollywood film is now set to take that spot.