Shah Rukh Khan’s second release of 2017, Jab Harry Met Sejal, released on Friday and the film has disappointed trade pundits at the ticket windows. According to reports in Boxofficeindia, Jab Harry Met Sejal has collected Rs 16.5 crore on day one. Trade analysts had predicted an opening box office collection between Rs 17-20 crore.
The Imtiaz Ali film which has Anushka Sharma as the leading lady reported over 40% occupancy in most urban centres during the morning shows. However, with most of the reviews of Jab Harry Met Sejal being critical, they may spoil the party for the film in the coming days. Jab Harry Met Sejal had a 40-45% occupancy in the morning shows as per early reports. On multiplexes, the film saw a 25% occupancy rate.
According to early estimates, the opening day collections of the film was disappointing just like its reviews. The film reportedly collected around Rs 15 crore on its first day. alking about the reviews, the film has failed to win appreciation from critics. Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh even took to twitter and called the film uninpressive.
However, experts believe that in coming days, the film might become the third highest grosser for Shah Rukh Khan after Happy New Year and Chennai Express respectively. The movie witnessed more than 70-75 per cent occupancy on the first day in evening shows. It remains to be seen if the film picks up over the weekend and manages to cash in on the Raksha Bandhan holiday on Monday.