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The story so far – Day 1 domestic business .
Jab Tak hai Jaan opened to 2500 screens while Son of Sardar got 2000 screens.
According to official numbers, Jab tak hai jaan did 15.23 corers and Son of Sardar did 10.73 croores.
Please note that these are official numbers and hence should be taken with a pinch of salt.
According to BOXOFFICEINDIA , the most trusted box office site of India, Jab tak Hai Jaan did 12.5 – 12.75 crores while Son of Sardar did 8.5 crores. These are only estimates from BOXOFFICEINDIA and the final numbers are still awaited which could be different, may be a bit higher than the estimates.
It is clear that Jab Tak hai Jaan is doing great in multiplexes of major cities while Son of Sardar is doing well in Single screens of mass areas, particular north and west.
Territory-wise, Jab Tak Hai Jaan leads in Mumbai, CP, Delhi/UP, Bengal, Nizam, South while Son of Sardar leads in Punjab, Rajasthan and CI.
Day 1 Overseas business
Jab tak hai jaan did a huge business of $1.3 million on its first day in overseas.
UK – £158,000
UAE – $414,000
ROW – $300,000
TOTAL – $1,300,000
Considering it is a mid-week release, the numbers are fabulous. The weekend business will be humongous and I am sure it will challenge My Name is Khan and 3 Idiots in overseas (considering their release in 1st phase only). I am expecting $15million or 75-80 crores from overseas.
Son of Sardar got swept by the Jab Tak Hai Jaan wave in overseas. It managed record numbers in Pakistan of $42000 but that is because Jab Tak Hai Jaan did not open there. Jab Tak hai Jaan opens in Pakistan on Thursday. Overall, Son of Sardar’s prospect overseas looks bleak and I don’t think it will do more than $5-6 million.
Day 2 domestic numbers update
Today, as expected, both films are on rocking and huge jump is expected. The total business is likely to cross 40 crores as predicted in my earlier thread LINK TO MY PREDICTIONS THREAD
Early expectation is 22-25 crores for Jab Tak Hai Jaan and 15-16 crores for Son of Sardar.
A word on the lifetime business
I had earlier predicted around 150 crores for Jab Tak Hai Jaan and 95-100 crores for Son of Sardar, considering decent Word-of-mouth. Right now, the WOM seems to be mixed and is difficult to understand. It will become clear by Thursday-Friday and then I will revise the predictions, if required. For now, it looks like Jab Tak hai Jaan won;t cross 150 crores and Son of Sardar won’t cross 100 crores. Let’s see!