Box-office: Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Zero' earns 20.14 crore on the opening day

Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Zero’ helmed by Anand L Rai off to a great start. The film earned a whopping 20.14 crore in the opening day.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the first day box office collection. He tweeted, “#Zero has underperformed on Day 1, despite extensive release [4380 screens] + #Christmas vacations… Sat and Sun biz extremely crucial… Fri ? 20.14 cr. India biz.” 

Girish Johar predicted about the film’s day one box office collection, “Being a non-holiday Friday, the film is expected to earn something between Rs 25-27 crore. Clocking around 3500 screens, everything is going well for SRK. His character Bauua Singh has become a household name because of a well-crafted promotion strategy.”

In terms of number, the film defeated the first day collection of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ which earned 15 crore on the opening day.

‘Zero’ will definitely have an advantage of Christmas and year end and New Year release. The numbers are expected to grow in the coming days.

In ‘Zero’, Shahrukh Khan plays a physically challenging role of a dwarf while Anushka plays a wheelchair-bound scientist and Katrina an alcoholic actress.