Dear Zindagi, which opened on a grand note on October 28, collected an impressive amount on its opening day at the Indian box office but has failed make it to the top 10 biggest openers of 2016.
Released in 1200 screens in India, Dear Zindagi, starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan, collected Rs 8.75 crore on its first day in the domestic market. "#DearZindagi has a STRONG start... Hi-end plexes of major centres contribute maximum... Fri ₹ 8.75 cr [1200 screens]. India biz," Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The Gauri Shinde-directorial didn't make it to the top 10 biggest openers of 2016, partly because of the demonetisation drive, which hit the collection to a certain extent, and also because it released in relatively low number of screens. Single screens contributed the least in the business of the movie as compared to the multiplexes from major cities.
Given the current situation of the country, wherein most of the films released after November 8 decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes were affected by demonetisation, Dear Zindagi can be said to have received a great opening.
The film has, however, done a superb business at the overseas market as it hit the theatres on Wednesday, November 23, during the Thanksgiving weekend. It has been witnessing a strong run at the theatres in USA and Canada. In two days (Wednesday and Thursday), the film has raked in $ 419,208 (Rs 2.87 crore) at the overseas box office. "#DearZindagi, which had a midweek release in North America [USA + Canada], has grossed $ 419,208 [₹ 2.87 cr] in 2 days... Details follow...," Adarsh tweeted.
Check out the Biggest openers of 2016:
|1||Sultan||July 6||Rs.36.54 Crore|
|2||MS Dhoni:The Untold Story||September 30||Rs 21.30 Crore|
|3||Fan||April 15||Rs 19.20 Crore|
|4||Housefull 3||June 3||Rs 15.21 Crore|
|5||Rustom||August 12||Rs 14.11 Crore|
|6||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||October 28||Rs 13.30 Crore|
|7||Airlift||January 22||Rs. 12.35 Crore|
|8||Baaghi||April 29||Rs. 11.94 Crore|
|9||Dishoom||July 29||Rs. 11.05 Crore|
|10||Udta Punjab||June 17||Rs. 10.05 Crore|