Yet again, it was The Jungle Book that came trumps at the Box Office for third week in succession. After a fantastic weekend, the film continued to score well on the weekdays as well with collections in 3 crore range on a daily basis. On Thursday, the film collected 2.67 crores.

With this, the film has now collected 153.61 crore and it is still counting. The film has already gone past Tanu Weds Manu Returns [152 crore], Bodyguard [152 crore] and Dilwale [148 crore] to emerge as an All Time Blockbuster amongst several mainstream commercial Hindi films.

The Jungle Book goes past Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Fan goes down, new releases don't collect much
The Jungle Book goes past Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Fan goes down, new releases don’t collect much

Fan fell big time in its second week and could collect only around 12 crore* more. It currently stands around the 83 crore* mark and would fold up under 90 crore. A rare theatrical flop for Shah Rukh Khan, though it has to be admitted that it has never happened that a film gets such a verdict with a total as high as this. That has something to do with the expectations and the superstar status that Shah Rukh enjoys.

Nonetheless, with the ancillary rights being truly huge for the film (as per trade, satellite has gone for 55 crore), Yash Raj Films will still make money on the film. However, from the team, one expects a lot more.

The Jungle Book goes past Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Fan goes down, new releases don't collect much
The Jungle Book goes past Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Fan goes down, new releases don’t collect much

The new releases haven’t done well. Nil Battey Sannata got thumbs up from the industry and also saw some jump in collections over the weekend. However, the word of mouth didn’t travel like wild fire and as a result, the first week collections stand around the 3 crore* mark. Ditto for Laal Rang that met with a similar fate and similar collections of around 3 crore*. Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd. has gone down too with poor collections.

*Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distributor sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @Tutejajoginder

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Fan was a stupid film and was not at all funny ? SRK looked retarded in the film. So can we assume that this movie which was supposed to have been made for his fans became the flop of the season.
    The film was hyped by the critics as being a masterpiece but the audiences proved them wrong ? SRK no longer appeals to movie goers they are fed up with his overacting and manipulation of Bo figures.

  2. Rightly said, movie critics should watch out for content and context of the movie, they should not pass their judgment on the basis of stardom only as it is being deception on the part of audiences….

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