Veere Di Wedding becomes third highest opener of 2018, beats Raid and PadMan
Sonam Kapoor’s home production Veere Di Wedding is off to a terrific start at the box office.Updated: Jun 02, 2018 16:49 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Veere Di Wedding has done the unthinkable. The film has become the third highest opening Bollywood film of 2018. As per film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Veere Di Wedding has earned Rs 10.70 crore on its opening day.
TOP 5 - 2018— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2018
Opening Day biz...
1. #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr
2. #Padmaavat ₹ 19 cr
[Thu release; incl Wed previews ₹ 24 cr]
3. #VeereDiWedding ₹ 10.70 cr
4. #PadMan ₹ 10.26 cr
5. #Raid ₹ 10.04 cr
[Hollywood films not included]
It’s a great feat to achieve considering the fact that Veere Di Wedding wasn’t the only release this week. It hit the screens alongside Harshvardhan Kapoor’s Bhavesh Joshi Superhero. It performed better than films like PadMan and Raid on the first day.
Watch: Movie reviews of Veere Di Wedding and Bhavesh Joshi Superhero
Now, consider the number of screens it was given and you’ll realise the value of its success. Veere Di Wedding that stars Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in the lead roles, was allotted 2177 screens in India and 470 screens overseas, which is way less than what big Bollywood films starring A-lister male actors get.
#VeereDiWedding screen count...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2018
Worldwide total: 2647 screens
Not only is the film performing well in India, it has also debuted in top 10 in countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The general feeling is, cuss words and adult themed Indian movies *DON’T* work Overseas... #VeereDiWedding has shattered the myth... The film breezes into the TOP 10 charts of Australia, UK and New Zealand and this is no small achievement... Data follows... @Rentrak— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 2, 2018
Directed by Shashanka Ghosh, Veere Di Wedding is the female buddy film that Bollywood fans have been waiting for long.
However, a bigger battle is still to be won by Veere Di Wedding. In 2018, five films have crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark so far. These include Padmaavat, Baaghi 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raid and Raazi. To equal or surpass them, Veere Di Wedding will have to sustain the momentum for at least a week.
Will it be able to do that?
First Published: Jun 02, 2018 16:43 IST