Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay 1st weekend box office collection: ADHM, Shivaay turn lowest Diwali grossers in 6 years. Pictured: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and ShivaayCollage of photos taken from Twitter

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and Shivaay (Shivay) have made good collections at the Indian box office in the first weekend. But they have ended up as the lowest grossing Bollywood films released on Diwali in the last six years.

Diwali, which is one of the biggest Hindu festivals, has been an auspicious occasion for Bollywood, and filmmakers have mostly managed to treat the audience with some big-ticket movies on the occasion. In the last five years, the movies released during the festival have turned out to be big money spinners at the Indian box office.

Trade analysts had predicted that Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay, which were released as Diwali specials, would get a superb opening and make fantastic collections in the opening weekend. They were, in fact, expected to rake in the highest amount ever during Diwali festival, beating the records of all previous movies.

Released on a combined count of 5,000 screens, the Karan Johar and Ajay Devgn-directed movies received a good opening in the domestic market, but they failed to register a big leap on the following days. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay collected Rs 35.60 crore and Rs 28.56 crore, respectively, at the Indian box office in the first weekend.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay together collected Rs 62.90 crore net at the India box office in the first weekend. This is the lowest amount earned by Bollywood movies released during Diwali season in the last six years. Here is the detailed list of Diwali releases. All the figures are in Rs crore.

Year Movie Budget Release Screen Collection Diwali Weekend
2011 Ra.One 125 26 Oct 4,000 92 92.6
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan  50 13 Nov 2,500 80.73 146.75
Son Of Sardaar 85 13 Nov 2,000 66.02
2013 Krrish 3 95 1 Nov 3,500  72.8 72.8
2014 Happy New Year 150 24 Oct 4,500  108.86 108.86
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 180 12 Nov 4,500 129.77 129.77
2016 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 70 28 Oct 2,500  35.60 64.16
Shivaay 105 28 Oct 2,350 28.56

The following table, with day-wise collections of the above-mentioned Diwali releases in the first weekend, gives further details. Some of them had an extended opening weekend. The figures mentioned have been collected from various sources and they may vary from the actual numbers. All the figures are in Rs crore. 

Movie Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ra.One   18.5   25.10 16   16  17
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 15.23 19.54 14.45 11.17 10.38 9.96 
Son Of Sardaar 10.72 16.21 12.22  10.12  8.50  8.25
Krrish 3        25.5 23 24.3
Happy New Year        44.97 31.60  32.29 
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo     40.35  31.05  30.07 28.30 
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil       13.30 13.10 9.20
Shivaay       10.24 10.06 8.26