Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" box office run has not been up to the mark, but the film has managed to secure a second position in 2016's highest grossers list. The Maneesh Sharma directorial is now Bollywood's second biggest grosser, after Akshay Kumar's "Airlift."
The revenge drama has minted Rs. 81.15 crore from its 12-day run at the domestic box office, according to Koimoi.com. "Fan" domestic box office performance is lower than his last release "Dilwale," which had opened to negative reviews.
"Fan" screen count declined in its second week, after the first week recorded poor occupancy. The screen count will decline further with the release of Shraddha Kapoor and Tiger Shroff starrer "Baaghi." The lesser screen count will affect the business of Shah Rukh's film in its third week, and this will stop the film from making its way to the Rs. 100 crore club.
On the other hand, the 3D live-action computer animated film "The Jungle Book" continues to perform excellently at the Indian box office. Despite running in its third week, the film has managed to earn Rs. 3 crore on weekdays. In 22 days, the film earned Rs. 148 crore from the Indian box office.
"#TheJungleBook to cross ₹ 150 cr today! [Week 3] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 6.65 cr, Sun 8.69 cr, Mon 3.02 cr, Tue 3.01 cr. Total: ₹ 148 cr nett. ATBB," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film will cross the Rs. 150 crore mark by its 23rd day in India and it will also beat the records of Shah Rukh Khan's "Dilwale" and Salman Khan's "Bodyguard."
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]