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Stree box office day 1: Rajkummar Rao film surpasses expectations, nets Rs 6.82 cr

Stree starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, has benefitted from a good word of mouth and opened well at the box office. Check the figures here.

bollywood Updated: Sep 01, 2018 11:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Stree box office day 1,Rajkummar Rao,Shraddha Kapoor
Stree stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.

Rajkummar Rao’s new film Stree has got off to an impressive start. The horror-comedy about a female ghost who visits the town of Chanderi during the festival season and targets men seems to getting good word of mouth, which is translating into box office numbers. Stree’s day 1 box office collection has been Rs 6.82 crore in the domestic circuit.

Sharing the information, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote: “When numbers do the talking... #Stree surpasses the expectations and estimations and posts a SUPERB number on Day 1... Biz is expected to multiply over the weekend... Fri Rs 6.82 cr. India biz... Hugely positive word of mouth has translated into BO numbers.”

Taran adds that the film is expected to pick up over the weekend, which would further boost its box office figures. Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor as the main lead and Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles, the film has been directed by Amar Kaushik.

According to Box Office India, Stree’s opening is the 12th highest of 2018 and is in the range of films such as Sonu Ki Tito Ki Sweety, Fukrey Returns and Raazi.

It is loosely based on an urban legend from Bengaluru -- in 1990s, a witch haunted Bengaluru and its residents for years and her legend is still famous in several areas around the city.

Legend has it that the said witch would come knocking at people’s doors every night and if they opened it, she would murder them. Why would people open their doors for a witch? Because she would speak in the voices of their friends or family members.

The film’s pre release buzz has been great. The film’s trailer and songs too have been well received.

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First Published: Sep 01, 2018 11:38 IST