Bar of expectations is always set high for the duo of Shah Rukh Khan and Im, Adding Anushka Sharma to the mix raised the bar of expectations one step ahead.
Jab Harry Met Sejal received an average response from the audience. Even the critics have rated it as disappointing in terms of reviews. Also, box office collections seem to stay at a lower level than previous projects of Shah Rukh Khan.
On the opening day, the movie collected 15.25 crores net at the box office. Despite being the only movie released this weekend, the romantic saga of Harry and Sejal couldn’t attract the audience at a bigger level. Jab Harry Met Sejal is released on record 3200 screens. Fortunately for the film makers, occupancy rate remained good throughout the day one.
The occupancy rate records 40-45% on the opening day.
For both Anushka and Shah Rukh, it is the second release of the year. Earlier this year, Shah Rukh Khan acted in Raees. Raees registered itself as a superhit on the box office and he was admired a lot for his acting skills on the big screen. Though Raees clashed with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, it managed to get an upper hand in this battle. Raees was successful in reporting box-office collections, unlike Jab Harry Met Sejal till now.
Phillauri witnessed the last performance of Anushka Sharma this year.
Next week we will see the release of Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Jab Harry Met Sejal registered one of the weakest openings for Shah Rukh Khan in recent times. Therefore, this time it would be hard for the Bollywood icon to stand tall in a clash.
Moreover, Imtiaz Ali’s direction is lacking perfection. What is the real reason behind this ‘average’ response, a weak storyline or poor direction or something else? We will get to know about this question within a few days.
We wish the star cast of Jab Harry Met Sejal success in upcoming days. For more incoming reports, stay updated with Thehotshott Magazine!
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