‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ earns 15.25 crore in the opening day

Imtiaz Ali’s directional venture, ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ opened with a bang. The film has earned Rs 15.25 crore in the opening day.

“#JabHarryMetSejal Fri ? 15.25 cr. India biz… Growth on Sat and Sun crucial for a respectable total… #JHMS,” he wrote on Twitter.  During a chat with indianexpress.com, trade analyst Girish Johar had said that he had been expecting as much as Rs 16 to Rs 17 crore on Friday.

“The expectations are quite high. I am expecting over Rs 16 to 17 crores on the opening day. I am expecting around Rs 60 crore or above over the weekend,” said film business expert Girish Johar.

“Worldwide I am not too sure but Shah Rukh Khan is very popular overseas. The craze is there and so I have huge expectations,” he added when we asked him about worldwide collections. Advance booking for the film had already started since Monday on online ticket booking platforms.

Trade analyst and film critic Tara Adarsh tweeted about the opening day collection of ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.

He wrote##JabHarryMetSejal Fri ? 15.25 cr. India biz... Growth on Sat and Sun crucial for a respectable total... #JHMS

On day one, the film registered occupancy of 40-45% in the urban cities during the morning shows. The film has been released over 3200 screens. On multiplexes, the film registered a 25% occupancy rate.

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ already earned Rs 25 crore from satellite and distribution rights. Made on a huge budget of Rs 90 crore, the film needs to cross the Rs 150-crore mark at the box office to be declared a hit.

‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ is Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s third film together and this Jodi is hugely liked by the audience. Foreign locations, SRK-Anushka’s Jodi, Imtiaz’s direction, great cinematography, chartbuster music and above all good script, all these ingrediatents will definitely help the film to score good marks at the box-office.