R...Rajkumar earns 45.77 crore at the box-office

Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha starrer, ‘R...Rajkumar’ earned 45.77 crore at the box-office. The masala entertainer has been able to win the heart of the mass. Prabhu Deva’s style, catchy dialogues, eye-catching choreography placed the film in the top ten opening weekends among Hindi films in 2013. Produced by Eros International and Next Gen Films, the film released across 2900 screens in India and around 300 screens abroad.

 R...Rajkumar is Shahid Kapoor’s first biggest opener till date.  

Speaking on the film opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India theatrical, Eros International Media Limited, “With its mass appeal, chart busting songs and high octave action, R…Rajkumar made for a perfect commercial entertainer and has a received a big thumbs up from the junta. A large chunk of revenue has come from mass dominated circuits with single screens and multiplexes packed to capacity. With Monday holding up strong as well, we are looking to end the week with positive momentum”

 ‘R..Rajkumar’ had good opening day collections of around Rs 8.75-9 crore as per early estimates. The film has collected around Rs 30.45 crores at the Indian Box Office in the opening weekend. The breakup is Rs 10.20 cr on Friday, Rs 9.50 cr on Saturday and Rs 10.75 cr on Sunday.

The film collected very well in some circuits like Mumbai, CP Berar, CI, Rajasthan, Bihar and Nizam while some like Delhi/UP, East Punjab and Mysore under performed. The collections in single screens were excellent and far ahead of any Shahid Kapoor starrer. The overall opening is also the highest for any Shahid Kapoor starrer beating the Rs 6.75 crore of Mausam released in 2011.

Though the film is not enjoying as good a run at the multiplexes, exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi said “If you measure them against the performance of Shahid Kapoor’s previous films, the collections of R...Rajkumar should give Eros & Prabhu Deva a reason to throw a bash to celebrate right away! The film has opened fairly at the single screens all over but has unfortunately been deprived of a significant audience at the multiplexes. Going by the response to the film and the business, the film should comfortably become Shahid’s highest grosser till date.”