Dear Zindagi Box Office

Dear Zindagi Box Office

Kahaani 2 Stays Stable Over The Weekend, Dear Zindagi Remains Good Too At The Box Office

Kahaani 2 has seen a fine weekend at the Box Office with 16.75 crore* coming in. Of course expectations were much higher as one had expected the collections to be in the range of 18-20 crore. Considering the fact that Kahaani [2012] was a much loved film and writer-director Sujoy Ghosh was coming back with Vidya Balan in the second installment after four years, the opening was expected to be nothing short of stupendous. However, this didn’t really turn out to be the case. On the flipside, the good thing is that at least the film has seen an opening of sorts instead of turning out to be dead rubber like Rock On 2.

When compared to other films belonging to similar genre (dramatic thrillers with suspense), this is how Kahaani 2 stands after the opening weekend:

Wazir21.01 crore
Kahaani 216.75 crore*
TE3N11.13 crore
Madaari9.75 crore

Box Office – Kahaani 2 stays stable over the weekend, Dear Zindagi is good too

Amongst these films, Wazir had managed to eventually cover costs. Now it is expected that Kahaani 2 would be able to break even as well. However weekdays need to be stable from this point on since there is competition from the coming weekend in the form of Befikre which would be released on a major scale.

The film which was released on a much small scale though, Dear Zindagi, has now come close to the 60 crore mark. The film collected 12 crore* more in the second weekend and currently stands at 59 crore*. The Alia Bhatt starrer is now well on its way to cross her Udta Punjab though Kapoor & Sons is tough. Still, the fact remains that the film is already double of her Highway [29 crore] which is a good news.

As for Shah Rukh Khan, this wasn’t really a movie that he was carrying on his shoulders (though he did give it a good boost) and he would now move on to Raees, the promotion of which has already kick-started.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Dear Zindagi Grosses Over 100 Crores Worldwide

Gauri Shinde’s directorial venture Dear Zindagi has achieved one more milestone at worldwide box office by grossing over 100 crores.

This slice of life drama has grossed 73.85 crores (nett. 52.75 crores) at the domestic market and 27.20 crores at the overseas box office. It now stands with the global collections 101.05 crores.

Alia Bhatt in a still from Dear Zindagi

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

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Dear Zindagi Crosses 50 Crore Mark On Its 2nd Saturday At The Box Office

Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi crossed the 50 crore mark on its 2nd Saturday at the box office.

This slice of life flick raked in 3.50 crores yesterday and now stands with the grand total of 52.75 crores at the domestic market.

Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in a still from Dear Zindagi

It will cross 56 crore mark by the end of its 2nd weekend at the box office.

Directed by Gauri Shinde, Dear Zindagi also stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi in key roles.

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Dear Zindagi Collects On The Lower Side On Its 2nd Friday At The Box Office

Dear Zindagi has collected 2.25 crore more on its second Friday. With this, the numbers stand at 49.25 crore. Though overall the numbers look good, considering the fact that a film of this genre, narrative and treatment has its own limitations, the fact also remains that when compared to its opening day [8.75 crore], this is a fall indeed.

It is quite apparent that after Shahrukh Khan’s stardom pulled audience in theaters on the opening weekend, the content of the film hasn’t really seen appreciation from all quarters hitting the roof, and this is reflecting in the slowing down of collections with every passing day.

Box Office – Dear Zindagi collects on the lower side on second Friday

Of course with not much of a competition in the second weekend, the film should see some rise in numbers today and tomorrow. At the time of writing this, the film would be pretty much crossing the 50 crore mark.

However, the difference between the film just about crossing the 65 crore mark or managing to touch the 70 crore would depend on the jumps that are shown over this weekend. Basically, there is just one more week for the film to gain some moolah as Befikre arrives next week and that would take up the majority of multiplex screens.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Dear Zindagi: 2nd Friday Box Office Collections

Alia Bhatt starrer slice of life film Dear Zindagi remained steady on its 2nd Friday at the box office.

The film raked in 2.25* crores yesterday and now stands with the total collections of 49.25 crores.

Dear Zindagi: 2nd Friday Box Office Collections

It will cross the 50 crore mark by today and will collect around 55 crores by the end of its 2nd weekend.

Directed by Gauri Shinde, Dear Zindagi also stars Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi in key roles.

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Dear Zindagi Scores Decently In Its 1st Week At The Box Office

Dear Zindagi had enjoyed a good weekend when it brought in 32.5 crore in just three days. Of course a lot of credit for that goes to Shah Rukh Khan who pulled in the audience despite an offbeat theme and niche treatment.

The film had a limited audience for itself which did get consumed to a good degree over the weekend itself, as apparent in the collections over the weekdays that stayed on to be just decent. The film collected 14.5 crore* from Monday to Thursday which is less than 50% of the weekend numbers. Currently standing at 47 crore*, the film was once headed for a 50 crore mark but hasn’t quite reached there.

Box Office Updates – Dear Zindagi

The film is still a successful affair due to the economics involved, though dip towards the later part of the week indicates that it would basically have a two week run.

Moreover, if Kahaani 2 turns out to be ultra impressive, then the impact would be felt by Dear Zindagi in the current week.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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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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