Love Aaj Kal box office collection day 2: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan’s film suffers shocking drop, makes Rs 20 crore
Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan, has suffered a major drop in box office numbers, suggesting that the film’s Valentine’s Day release was the biggest reason behind its solid day one figures. Imtiaz is coming off the biggest critical and commercial flop of his career, in Jab Harry Met Sejal.
According to Box Office India, Love Aaj Kal has dropped by a whopping 40% on day two. The film had made Rs 12.4 crore on Friday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote that the film made Rs 8.01 crore on day two, taking its total earnings to Rs 20.41 crore.
“Shocking part is, the decline has come at metros/multiplexes, which is its target audience... Weak at Tier-2 cities as well as mass circuits,” he wrote, adding that the film “Needs a miracle to salvage the show on Day 3.”
Love Aaj Kal has been largely panned by critics, who have compared it unfavourably to the 2009 original, also directed by Imtiaz.
Box Office India says that the “drop will send shock waves around the industry” and that the film has “no chance of recovering now”. Its Rs 12.4 crore opening exceeded expectations. It was Kartik’s career-best opening, ahead of the Rs 9 crore posted by Pati Patni Aur Woh.
Taran earlier told HT, “The presence of Kartik and Sara will definitely add to the opening of Love Aaj Kal, also because it’s Valentine’s Day. I feel that it is a win-win situation, where the film is definitely going to open big and at the same time, it will add to the credibility of Kartik and Sara both.”
He had reported the film’s day 1 collections, saying, “LoveAajKal packs a solid total on Day 1... Got a boost due to #ValentinesDay2020... Metros excellent, contribute to the big total... Tier-2 cities and mass belt ordinary/low... Will it collect in double digits on Day 2 and 3, is the big question... Fri ₹ 12.40 cr. #India biz.”
Kartik now has two sequels in the pipeline -- Dostana 2 and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 -- while Sara will appear in the Coolie No 1 remake, and Atrangi Re.
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