Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal has had a pretty dull first weekend. The domestic box-office collections of this Imtiaz Ali film could not cross the Rs 50 crore mark in 3 days, which is rather surprising for a Shah Rukh Khan film.
The film opened to a lukewarm response on Friday collecting Rs 15.25 crore. It was expected to pick up on Saturday, but instead the earnings took a slight dip registering only Rs 15 crore. On Sunday again there was no jump in collections as the film managed to rake in only Rs 15.50 crore taking its weekend collections to Rs 45.75 crore.
Though Shah Rukh Khan’s previous release, Raees, too under performed at the box-office, it did better business than Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Raees, which released on a Wednesday (25 January), had a 5-day weekend and collected Rs 92.22 crore.
Wednesday: Rs 20.42 crores
Thursday: Rs 26.10 crores
Friday: Rs 12.90 crores
Saturday: Rs 15.30 crores
Sunday: 17.50 crores
SRK’s other big release last year, Fan, had tanked at the box-office but it had a better first weekend than Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Friday: Rs 19.2 crore
Saturday: Rs 15.4 crore
Sunday: Rs 17.75 crore
With just Rs 45.75 crore in its first weekend, it looks like this Shah Rukh-starrer may struggle to cross the Rs 100 crore mark.