Ayan Mukherji's second outing Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani may well be the next film to join Rs 100 crore club! After a grand opening on Friday with a total of Rs 19. 45 crore, the earnings for the film rose slightly to Rs 20.16 crore on Saturday. The collections further rose on Sunday to Rs 22.5 crore, averaging the weekend collection at Rs 62.11 crore.
The film has already had the biggest opening at box office this year. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani also crossed the weekend collection figures of Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, RaOne, Bodyguard and several other biggies that have made it to the 100-crore-club in the last few years, Indiatimes reported.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday morning, "#YehJawaaniHaiDeewani collected Rs 62.11 cr nett in opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 19.45 cr, Sat 20.16 cr, Sun 22.5 cr. Outstanding!"
Earlier Taran wrote, "#YehJawaaniHaiDeewani Fri 19.45 cr, Sat 20.16 cr. Total: Rs 39.61 cr. FANTABULOUS"
The film has also been successful in making a decent collection overseas. The box office for UK earnings totalled £ 278,618 [Rs 2.39 cr] for Friday and Saturday. In New Zealand, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani collected NZ$ 45,873 [Rs 20.60 lacs] in the first two days of its release.
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Box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian told the New York Post that it was very unusual to see a Bollywood film in top 10, asserting that sometimes these movies did crack into the top 20 or top 15 (domestically).
He said that they are usually not released in that many theatres but make a big splash.The film featured on the eighth position in the list.
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Direction: Ayan Mukerji
Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kalki Koechlin
Rating: ** 1/2 Name this film. A boy and a girl take a life-altering holiday together. She is mousy, studious, bespectacled. She doesn’t drink, smoke and has never been kissed. He is a reckless charmer who flirts outrageously. Love blossoms, for her at least, but they must part and then reunite in the foreground of a big fat Indian wedding. READ COMPLETE REVIEW
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Deepika, 27, who visited the HT City office on Monday along with co-stars Ranbir Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Kalki Koechlin shares, "When I agreed to do the film I had not read the script, but I had faith on Ayan and working with Ranbir was the other reasons why I said ‘yes’ to the film." FULL COVERAGE
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