Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" showed minimal growth on its third day, i.e. on Sunday, in India, but at the worldwide box office, the film grossed Rs. 100 crore, thanks to its overseas collection.
"Fan" has become the fastest Rs. 100 crore-grosser of 2016 at the worldwide box office, beating Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" record. The opening weekend domestic gross collection of Rs. 74.79 crore (Rs. 52.35 crore net) and overseas collection of approximately Rs. 43 crore has taken its worldwide three-day income to Rs. 117.79 crore.
Overseas box office
Shah Rukh's films generally rule the overseas box office more than the domestic. His recent release "Fan," which was released in 1,100 screens internationally, has fared better in the international market compared to Indian theatres.
Maneesh Sharma's directorial thriller drama had a phenomenal opening weekend at the overseas box office. The film minted USD 6.5 million (Rs. 43 crore) from the overseas box office in its opening weekend compared to over Rs. 52 crore domestic income, Koimoi.com reported.
"Fan" is Shah Rukh's seventh film that has opened with over USD 5 million collection. His other six films are "My Name Is Khan," "Ra.One," "Don 2," "Chennai Express," "Happy New Year" and "Dilwale."
Domestic box office
The Shah Rukh-starrer, which has received positive reviews, earned Rs. 17.75 crore on Sunday. With a three-day box office collection of Rs. 52.35 crore, "Fan" has recorded the highest opening weekend, beating the Rs. 44.30 crore record set by Akshay Kumar's "Airlift."
"#Fan biz fails to show major growth on Sunday... Fri 19.20 cr, Sat 15.40 cr, Sun 17.75 cr. Total: ₹ 52.35 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The opening weekend collection of "Fan" is lower than Shah Rukh's previous releases, but the film still managed to take the top slot in the opening weekend box office list.
Directed by Maneesh, "Fan" features Shah Rukh in a double role – Aryan Khanna and Gaurav Chandna – Waluscha de Sousa and Shriya Pilgaonkar as the lead actress and Deepika Amin and Yogendra Tiku in supporting roles.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]