Finally the most awaited box office numbers are here. Shah Rukh Khan starrer yesterday released Fan has taken a mind blowing start at the domestic box office. On Friday, this Maneesh Sharma directorial has collected Rs 19.20 crore. With this, Fan, not only becomes the biggest opener of the year, but it also managed to enter the list of highest first weekend grosser of the year on its very first day. This is certainly magical!
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Released over 4600 screens worldwide, Fan was one of the most anticipated films of the year. Although, the overall reviews by critics were moderate, but as expected it didn’t had much affect at the box office numbers as Shah Rukh has immense fan following across the globe. The footfalls on day one were fantastic and it was ringing around 60 to 70 percent throughout the day and that is simply superb performance, as it is a non holiday release. The advance booking for the weekend has already occupied and it seems that in the coming two days we will see some stupendous news from the box office numbers of Fan.
Shah Rukh is playing the dual characters of a superstar and his biggest fan Gaurav. The feedback of the public coming from ground zero is magnificent and after so much time, Shah Rukh is seen as the solo hero and his stellar outing in the fan made the day for his diehard fans.
Talking about the box office numbers, these figures are itself telling the how big these numbers are. First of all Fan becomes the highest opening day grosser of the year surpassing Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift (Rs 12.35). More than this, the outstanding thing about the numbers is that Fan on its very first day inducted into the club of the highest first weekend collections of the year.
Now it is interesting to see how much more crores it will add from here till the end of the first weekend and the it is going, we can expect the opening weekend of Fan will end somewhere around Rs 40 -45 crore or even a 50 crore weekend is on the cards.