Last week we saw the release of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. While the film that was directed by Karan Johar featured Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma, the second was directed by Ajay Devgn and featured him as the lead actor. Contrary to expectation that the box office collections of the films would be affected, both did brisk business at the box office.
In this box office report, we take a comparative look at the first week collections of both Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay, while simultaneously also comparing them to previously released films. Collecting Rs. 80.19 cr in its first week ADHM ranks as the fourth highest opening week grosser preceded by films like Sultan that collected Rs. 229.16 cr, M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story that collected Rs. 94.13 cr, and Rustom that collected Rs. 90.9 cr.
Simultaneously, Shivaay that collected Rs. 70.41 cr ranks as the eight highest opening week grosser following Housefull 3 that collected Rs. 80.1 cr, Airlift that collected Rs. 78.5 cr and Fan that collected Rs. 71.5 cr.
Movie Name First Week (cr.)
M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story 94.13
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 80.19
Housefull 3 80.1
Kapoor and Sons 46.93