Much as trade pundits feared, Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejalhad a disappointing opening at the ticket windows on Friday. The Imtiaz Ali film earned Rs 15.25 crore on day one.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures. “#JabHarryMetSejal Fri ₹ 15.25 cr. India biz... Growth on Sat and Sun crucial for a respectable total... #JHMS,” he wrote.
Released across more than 3200 screens in India, Jab Harry Met Sejal is the lowest opening SRK film in last few years - the opening numbers for previous SRK films stand at Rs 19.20 crores (Fan, 2016), Rs 21 crore (Dilwale, 2015) and Rs 44.97 crore (Happy New Year, 2014).
The collection figure also make it the fourth highest opener in Bollywood this year. While Prabhas’s Baahubali continues to be at the top with Rs 41crore earning, Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight and SRK’s Raees follow on second and third slots with Rs 21.15 crore and Rs 20.42 crore respectively.
Made at an estimated budget of Rs 90 crore, Jab Harry Met Sejal needs at least Rs 150 crore box office collection to be declared a hit. The movie has already earned Rs 25 crore from satellite and distribution rights.
The film was widely panned by critics and audience reaction too was not promising. It needs a huge boost over the weekend to make it for a decent overall collection.
Shah Rukh Khan plays a tour guide while Anushka is one of his clients in Jab Harry Met Sejal. The film traces the story of Sejal (Anushka) who misplaces her engagement ring and tours across Europe to find it, with some help from her tour guide.