Salman Khan's blockbuster movie Ek Tha Tiger, which has collected Rs 100+ crore at the Indian Box Office in the first weekend, is the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser in the history of Indian cinema so far. Now, two most-hyped movies like Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and Son Of Sardar (SOS) have hit the screens on Diwali day, November 13. Will they break this record of Ek Tha Tiger? Bollywood trade Pandits say there are chances for them to set a new record.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan starring Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in leads, has released on 2,500+ screens in India, while Son Of Sardar featuring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt in leads, hit 2,000+ screens in the country. Both of them have bagged decent reviews from film critics. Despite having a tough competition, both movies have received overwhelming response at the ticket windows.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan has registered very good occupancy at multiplexes across the country, while Son Of Sardar led the race in single screens. Ek Tha Tiger had collected Rs 32.92 crore at the desi Box Office on the first day, but these two movies could not surpass this mark together. Jab Tak Hai Jaan has collected Rs 15.23 crore, while the latter raked in Rs 10.72 crore on the opening day of their release in the country.
Ek Tha Tiger had witnessed 50% dip in its business on the second day. But interestingly, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has shown nearly 30% growth in its collection at the domestic Box Office, while Son Of Sardar witnessed 60% increase in its business on the second day. Jab Tak Hai Jaan has collected Rs 19.54 crores on Wednesday taking its two-day total to Rs 34.77 crores, while the latter added Rs 16.21 crores its two-day total Rs 26.93 crores.
However, Ek Tha Tiger had five-day extended weekend, whereas these two new releases have six day extended weekend. Looking at the current pace, one can say that Jab Tak Hai Jaan will surely cross Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. But the same is not the case with Son Of Sardar. It has to show a big jump in its collection over the weekend. But by the end of first week this movie will also surpass this mark.
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