Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi Beats Shaandaar’s Lifetime Collections | Alia’s 6th Highest Grosser

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Dear Zindagi has managed to make a collection of 44 crores at the domestic box office. Soon, the film is expected to make it to the 50 crore mark.

Amongst Alia Bhatt’s highest grossers, Dear Zindagi has now made it to the sixth position. It has beaten the lifetime collections of Shaandaar which were 42 crores.

Dear Zindagi Beats Shaandar’s Lifetime Collections

2 States remains to be Alia’s highest grosser till now with a collection of 104 crores at the domestic box office.

FilmYearCollections
2 States2014104.00 Cr
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania201476.81 Cr
Kapoor And Sons201673.03 Cr
Student Of The Year201270.00 Cr
Udta Punjab201659.60 Cr
Dear Zindagi201644.00 Cr
Shaandaar201542.00 Cr
Highway201427.25 Cr

Directed by Gauri Shinde, the film also features Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi in key roles.

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Dear Zindagi Continues To Remain Stable On Its 1st Wednesday At The Box Office

For a film that has been released in just 1200 screens, Dear Zindagi is continuing to be stable at the Box Office. The film saw 3.65 crore* being raked in on 1st Wednesday and with this the total so far stands at 44.40* crore now. The film would now be challenging the lifetime collections of following films:

Ki & Ka51.6 crore
Mohenjo Daro57.8 crore
Udta Punjab59.6 crore
Pink68 crore
Dishoom69.5 crore

Box Office – Dear Zindagi continues to be stable on weekdays, has a good Wednesday

While Ki & Ka is expected to be surpassed by this Saturday itself (if not earlier on Friday), Mohenjo Daro should be crossed before the end of second weekend. Post that, Udta Pujab too should be left behind by the coming Monday and post that there is good likelihood that Pink would be crossed in the third week.

If the film continues to trend the way it is doing, there is a good possibility that a much commercial film like Varun Dhawan’s Dishoom too could be surpassed by Dear Zindagi. Now that would be music to Karan Johar’s ears since his next release Badrinath Ki Dulhania features both Varun and Alia!

The film is a commercial success and has come in at just the right time when Bollywood could do with more successes under its belt. There are four major films up for release next – Kahaani 2, Befikre, Wajah Tum Ho and Dangal. One truly hopes that each of these turns out to be successful too, hence concluding 2016 on a high!

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Dear Zindagi’s 1st Tuesday Box Office Collections

2016 has seen some select multiplex successes in theaters, Ki & Ka, Pink and Neerja to name a few. These are the films that have done well on the power of business in a few urban centers. Now add Dear Zindagi to the list. The film stands at 40.5 crore* after collecting 3.75 crore* on Tuesday. With this, the film has now gone past the entire Week One collection of the following films:

Dear Zindagi40.5 crore* (5 days)
Ki & Ka 37.57 crore
Pink35.91 crore
Neerja 35.32 crore

Box Office – Dear Zindagi stays steady, to compete with Kapoor & Sons for better Week One total

The film should collect decently today and tomorrow as well, hence aiming for good collections in Week One. Kapoor & Sons, another multiplex success, had brought in 46.93 crore in its first week and for Dear Zindagi, it would be a touch and go to go past that mark. Incidentally, both films are Karan Johar affairs.

That said, Kapoor & Sons had a lesser opening weekend [26.35 crore] in comparison to Dear Zindagi [32.5 crore] but had a much better word of mouth and appreciation that had allowed it to grow immensely. In case of the Alia Bhatt starrer, the word of mouth is in the decent range and hence growth is limited.

That said, the film’s economics are such that everyone in the supply chain is bound to make good money out of it. Theatrically, it has anyways done better than expected and even if overall collections would have been in 40-50 crore zone, it wouldn’t have been bad. Here, it would come close to the 60 crore total and that would qualify it as a safe Hit in the final tally.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Dear Zindagi Vs English Vinglish – How These Films Compare After ‘5 Days’

Released in 2012, Gauri Shinde’s debut directorial flick English Vinglish had collected 40 crore in its lifetime run. Now the pace at which her second film Dear Zindagi is doing, this number would be surpassed in 5 days flat. So far, the film has collected 36.75 crore at the Box Office (after bringing in 4.25 crore more on Monday) and now 40 crore would by crossed by tonight.

Even though English Vinglish had a relatively wider audience for itself and was powered by the comeback of Sridevi, the film had taken a relatively slow start. The word of mouth for the film was fantastic though and that was the reason why film could grow from the opening day collections of 2.5 crore to the final lifetime of 40 crore.

Box Office – Dear Zindagi and English Vinglish – How the two films compare after 5 days

It had then done quite well in overseas too after a segregated release. In comparison, Dear Zindagi appears to be a top heavy film for now, what with the opening day itself fetching 8.75 crore. With word of mouth ensuring a steady rise in collections over the weekend, the job has been done.

The film is playing for niche audience though and hence even though the word of mouth isn’t as unanimous as English Vinglish, the premium multiplexes are continuing to see footfalls which is good news for it. Of course, the presence of Shah Rukh Khan was a huge boost for Alia Bhatt which has allowed the film to gain a very good platform and find wide visibility.

The next few days would decide how far would the film go when compared to other multiplex hits of the year like Neerja, Kapoor & Sons and Pink.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Dear Zindagi Grosses Over 72 crores Worldwide | Opening Weekend Report

Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, which catered to multiplex audiences more, has performed phenomenally well at the worldwide box office.

The film has grossed 45.50 crores (nett. 32.50 crores) at the domestic market. It released on Wednesday (Thanksgiving day) in few international markets and enjoyed good extended weekend of 5 days by grossing 27.20 crores  at the Overseas.

Dear Zindagi Grosses Over 72 crores Worldwide| Opening Weekend Report

The movie now stands with a total global business of 72.70 crores (gross) at the box office.

Dear Zindagi stars Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi in key roles.

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Dear Zindagi Enters 2016’s Highest Weekend Grossers’ List; Evicts Udta Punjab

Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi showed good growth over its opening weekend. This slice of life drama raked in 32.50 crores in its 1st 3 days at the box office.

With this total, the film has beaten the opening weekend collection of Shahid Kapoor’s Udta Punjab which was 30.54 crores. Interestingly, Udta Punjab also featured Alia Bhatt in a pivotal role.

Dear Zindagi Enters Highest Weekend Grossers List; Evicts Udta Punjab

Dear Zindagi is currently the 10th highest weekend grosser of 2016.

Here’s a list of 2016’s Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossing Films:

RankCollections
1. Sultan180.36
2. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story66.00
3. Housefull 353.31
4. Fan52.35
5. Rustom50.42
6. Airlift44.30
7. Baaghi38.58
8. Dishoom37.32
9. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil35.60
9. Dear Zindagi32.50

Directed by Gauri Shinde, the film also stars Angad Bedi and Kunal Kapoor in key roles.

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Dear Zindagi Enjoys A Good 1st Weekend At The Box Office

Target audience of Dear Zindagi has accepted the film in its first weekend. The makers were very clear about the footfalls that were expected at select multiplexes and this is where the film had maximum penetration. Released on a controlled count of screens (1200), the strategy worked as the film managed to not just open well but also show good growth over the weekend. As a result, 32.5 crore* came in the first three days which is quite good considering the genre and treatment of the film.

As a matter of fact this Gauri Shinde film hasn’t even seen all around glowing reviews coming its way. Yes, the reviews have been largely positive but still not the kind where everything around it seems to be positive. Even the word of mouth isn’t spectacular or extraordinary, though the fact that audience isn’t panning it either which has resulted in the footfalls which have been consistent ever since the film hit the screens.

Dear Zindagi Box Office

The kind of start that the film has enjoyed gives it a very good platform to consolidate from this point on. In a couple of days itself, Dear Zindagi would go past the lifetime collections of Gauri Shinde’s directorial outing English Vinglish [40 crore] which pretty much tells the tale. In fact it would also go past the lifetime total of Gauri’s husband R. Balki’s Ki & Ka [51 crore], a film aiming at the same target audience, within the second weekend itself, hence making it a pretty situation at the home-front of both the filmmakers.

What is to be seen though is how far ahead would the film go from this point on. While Udta Punjab [60 crore], another film starring Alia Bhatt, is all set to be crossed comfortably in the lifetime run, it would be an interesting race with Pink, which was again the tale of females with a strong male protagonist [Amitabh Bachchan] acting as a pivotal element.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Salman Promotes Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi In A Unique Way!

Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan leave no chance to show us how good their equation is now. The duo make sure to promote each other’s films at all occasions. While Shah Rukh could not come on Bigg Boss to promote the film, Salman made sure to tweet about the film.

In a unique manner, the actor posted his picture flaunting his flawless abs. He tweeted., “Enjoy #DearZindagi @aliaa08 @iamsrk on anti obesity day. #Indiafightsobesity @DrMuffi I am in! Are you? B wise 2 B healthy and wealth.”

Check out the picture here:

Salman Promotes Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi In A Unique Way!

On the work front, Salman will be next seen in Kabir Khan’s Tubelight that is all set to release on Eid 2017.

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Dear Zindagi Shows A Good Jump On Saturday | Day 2 Box Office Collections

Dear Zindagi starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in key roles, in spite of having a release in just 1200 screens, has manged to put up good collections over the two days. The film on its second day, showed a good jump from day 1.

It collected 11.25 crores on Saturday, thus taking its total to 20 crores at the domestic box office.

Dear Zindagi Shows A Good Jump On Saturday | Day 2 Box Office Collections

The film has been performing well, mainly in the metros and particularly at the multiplexes.

Thanks to Shah Rukh Khan attending all the promotional events, there was a good buzz around the film. Looks like, the film is headed to a 30 crore opening weekend which is good.

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Dear Zindagi: Overseas Box Office Collections

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starrer, Dear Zindagi has taken a good start at the domestic box office. The film in spite of demonetization, made a decent opening day collection and is expected to soar over the weekend.

In the overseas circuits, Dear Zindagi started off well in UAE considering Shah Rukh Khan’s huge fan base.

Alia Bhatt and Kunal Kapoor in a still from Dear Zindagi

It has made a collection of $789,134 in the UAE-GCC circuit in two days. Also, in the USA, the film made a good enough collection considering the Thanksgiving weekend. It collected, $738,419 in three days.

Dear Zindagi has been directed by English Vinglish fame, Gauri Shinde and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment and Dharma Productions.

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