Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s movie ‘Dear Zindagi’ managed to earn Rs 32.5 crore at the box office on its opening weekend. The movie further passed the Monday blues test and earned Rs 4.2 crore revenue. The slice-of-life film has earned Rs 36.75 crore in India and Rs 78 crore worldwide so far.
The weekend collection from the overseas market (best in USA and Canada) is Rs 27.45 crore, which is quiet impressive. The film collected Rs 12. 50 cr on Sunday. ‘Dear Zindagi’ scores have showed a super growth on the weekends and the film so far managed to collect Rs 8.75 crores on Friday. On Saturday, the movie saw a great hike when it earned Rs 11.25 crores and on Sunday the numbers saw almost a thirty percent rise.
Talking about the film’s box office collection, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#DearZindagi passes the crucial ‘Monday test’… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr, Mon 4.25 cr. Total: ₹ 36.75 cr [1200 screens].”
“Dear Zindagi” collected $1.4 million in just five days in the US and about $1.2 million in the Gulf States. Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh’s film collected $225,000 in UK and in Australia the film has bagged $136,000. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared,” #DearZindagi – OVERSEAS – Opening Weekend: $ 4 million [₹ 27.45 cr]… Best in USA-Canada and UAE-GCC… SUPER!.” Taran also shared earlier,” #DearZindagi packs a SOLID PUNCH… Shows FAB growth… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr. Total: ₹ 32.50 cr [1200 screens]. India biz.”
“When the actors are talented, it does not matter how experienced they are. Sri was great to work with and she never made me feel that she is a veteran working with a debutante director. Alia, too, brought in a similar discipline to her work. It is beautiful when people, who are intrinsically talented, bring in their spirit of teamwork and not their stardom. It’s an adventure to work with different actors who have their own unique style,” Gauri said in an interview with Indianexpress.com.
The movie was released in 1100 countries across the globe. Director Gauri Shinde’s ‘Dear Zindagi’ was made on a budget of Rs 22 crore. After Narendra Modi’s demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, still fans are keen on watching and spending on this movie. ALSO READ: Dear Zindagi box office update: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s film collects Rs 32.50 crore in opening weekend
‘Dear Zindagi’ story revolves around Kaira (Alia) love life. The story touches the subjects of mental health, gender inequality and even the strained relationship with parents. The film features Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Angad Bedi, Yashaswini Dayama and Ira Dubey in important roles.
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