Well, so after the much awaited excitement of the two big releases Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar, the Box Office reports are out. And both the films have got an excellent opening. According to Trade Pundits, both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardar are expected to cross the 100 crore mark.
While the Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif starer released on 2,500 screens, it has already collected 15.23 crore all over India. Meanwhile, SOS was released on 2000 screens and has collected 10.72 crore.
Taran Adarsh, the famous Trade analyst says it is the “best Diwali for Bollywood”.
Taran tweeted: “In mass circuits, SOS is ahead and at multiplexes, JTHJ takes a lead. As per early trends, JTHJ is ahead of SOS in India. But, both are winners at the box-office. This is the biggest and best Diwali for Bollywood. The business of JTHJ and SOS will be the biggest ever.”
Rajesh Thadani, Multimedia Combines, Mumbai, was also of the same view.
He said: “Son Of Sardaar is doing well in single screens and Jab Tak Hai Jaan is doing well in multiplexes. Looking at the reports, I am sure SOS will pick up and do well in a couple of days.”
And all the buzz before the release of both the films have made even better for the films plus they have an advantage of the festive occasion and an extended week as no big films will release this week.
Anant Verma, director and business head of DT Cinemas, said, “Both the films have opened well with almost equal occupancy at our cinemas. We gave equal capacity and almost same number of shows to both. We are looking at a decent occupancy till Sunday. Friday morning shows will dip a little, but overall till Sunday all cinemas will do well. Families, youngsters and couples are coming to watch SOS and JTHJ.”
Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been made on a budget of 50 crore, while Son Of Sardar is slightly a little more expensive and is made on a budget of 80 crore.
Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts predicts the films to cross Rs.100 crore collection mark.
“They have the potential to cross Rs.100 crore. Yesterday both the films opened at 90 percent occupancy, which was expected and today both JTHJ and SOS are going houseful,” said Ghai.