Bollywood's latest release "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" has taken the Indian box office by storm after hitting the ₹100 crore mark in its first week. It has gained the top position this year with ₹107.61 crore, pushing "Race 2" behind.
The Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer was released in 3000 screens in India. "YJHD" is the third film this year to reach the ₹100 crore mark after "Race 2" and "Aashiqui 2". It is now the first film of the year to join the elite club in just seven days.
"Race 2" had made it to ₹100 crore in its second week, while "Aashiqui 2" took four weeks.
"YJHD" raked in ₹9.5 crore on Thursday taking the domestic total to ₹107.61 crore. The first week breakup of the film is: Friday ₹19.45 crore, Saturday ₹20.16 crore, Sunday ₹22.5 crore, Monday ₹13 crore, Tuesday ₹12 crore, Wednesday ₹11 crore and Thursday ₹9.5 crore.
Also, with no competition from any new Hindi or Hollywood flick at the box office, the film was able to earn exceptionally well in its first week.
Multiplexes were running to packed houses, while single screens had excellent to very good occupancy. Surprisingly, the film crossed the ₹100 crore mark by Thursday afternoon itself.
"#YehJawaaniHaiDeewani ₹100 crore and counting," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Thursday.
The business was stupendous at multiplexes and ranged from excellent to very good at single screens. The film crossed ₹100 crore even before the first week came to a close.
The film is expected to rule the box office in its second week since there are no major films releasing this week, except for "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2".