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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Stree box office day 4: Rajkummar Rao’s horror comedy makes Rs 42 crore

Stree box office collection is Rs 42 crore within four days. The film stars Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in leading roles.

bollywood Updated: Sep 04, 2018 12:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Stree box office collection has already eclipsed the lifetime collection of Rajkummar Rao’s Bareilly Ki Barfi.
Stree box office collection has already eclipsed the lifetime collection of Rajkummar Rao’s Bareilly Ki Barfi.

Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree has established itself as the next big hit of the year. The horror comedy has performed exceedingly well at the box office and refuses to slow down any time soon.

Due to the four-day weekend with Janmashtmi falling on Monday, Stree has earned Rs 42 crore at the box office within four days. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted fresh figures on Tuesday. “#Stree runs riot at the BO... Surpasses expectations by putting up a FANTASTIC TOTAL on Day 4 [#Janmashtami holiday]… Fri 6.83 cr, Sat 10.87 cr, Sun 14.57 cr, Mon 9.70 cr. Total: Rs 41.97 cr. India biz... This one’s a SUPER HIT,” he wrote in a tweet.


Taran also hailed horror comedy as the new genre to look out for after the successes of Akshay Kumar’s Bhool Bhulaiya, Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again and Stree. “Fear sells... And so do comedies... The marriage of horror and humour has resulted in three major successes: #BhoolBhulaiyaa [2007], #GolmaalAgain [2017] and #Stree [2018]... Does it signal the arrival of a new trend? Will we see more horror-comedies in future?,” he tweeted.

He also revealed that Stree has made more money in four days in Australia than any of Rajkummar Rao’s previous films made in their lifetime. “#Stree has won over audiences in desh as well as videsh… Let’s compare it with Rajkummar Rao’s previous movies in Australia... #BareillyKiBarfi *lifetime biz* A$ 60,767 #FanneyKhan *lifetime biz* A$ 58,673 #Stree *weekend + Mon biz* A$ 63,353... Crossed *lifetime biz* @comScore,” he wrote in a tweet.


The film is a big success in the careers of both Rajkummar and the film’s lead actor, Shraddha Kapoor. Shraddha’s biggest opener so far was Ek Villain with Rs 16 crore. Stree is also Rajkummar’s biggest weekend opener. Till now, Stree has done better than other 2018 films such as Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Fukrey Returns that have done good box office business this year.

Stree tells the story of a haunted town, visited by a woman’s ghost. Rajkummar plays a tailor who falls for Shraddha in the movie. However, his friends believe she is the ghost who comes visiting at night.

The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi and Aparshakti Khurana.

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First Published: Sep 04, 2018 12:33 IST