In 11 days, Shivaay has managed to cross the 90 crore mark. For a film that started with first day collections of 10.24 crore, this is a good enough hold as it reflects how word of mouth has allowed steady footfalls on day by day basis. This was evidenced in Monday numbers of 3 crore* as well, which has allowed Shivaay to score 90.5 crore* already.
The fact that it has held on to its own on the second Monday too pretty much confirms that collections right through the week would be steady as well and 6-7 crore more would comfortably come in. That would bring Shivaay right on the brink of the 100 crore mark, and that milestone should be accomplished in the third weekend.
First major target for Shivaay to be surpass would be Singham, which did 100 crore back in 2011. There are three other Ajay Devgn starrers that have scored between 100-110 crore [Golmaal Returns, Son of Sardaar, Bol Bachchan] and eventually, all of these would be surpassed as well.
The film is already the seventh highest grosser of the year after Sultan, M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story, Airlift, Rustom, Housefull 3 and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. In the long run, it would move up by the ladder by one position since Housefull 3 lifetime [107.70 crore] would be eventually surpassed.
*Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder