Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s much-awaited film Jab Harry Met Sejal, which released on August 4 has shown a dip in its second-day box office performance. The film, which had an opening of Rs 15.25 crores, has managed to mint only Rs 15 crores on Saturday, which makes its total collection Rs 30. 25 crores.
While the film opened with a figure of Rs 15.25 crores, it is still lesser than the opening day collection of Shah Rukh’s last release, Raees ( Rs 20.42 crore). According to Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Imtiaz Ali film is the biggest openers of 2017 along with popular films like SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Salman Khan’s Tubelight, Shah Rukh Khan’s earlier release Raees and Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2.
The film also released amidst the holiday of Rakshabandhan, which falls on Monday. Hence along with the advantage of having holidays on the weekend, the film might also show an upward trend on Monday.
Jab Harry Met Sejal has not opened to great reviews, however, and viewers have had mixed reactions to the film. An indianexpress.com audience reaction report said that most people enjoyed the first half of the film but couldn’t enjoy the second half of it. This film marked Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s first collaboration with director Imtiaz Ali who is known for telling unique love stories where travel plays a major role.
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Jab Harry Met Sejal also marks Anushka Sharma’s second film this year after Phillauri which was produced by her. The film had done decently at the box office.
Jab Harry Met Sejal also saw Shah Rukh Khan playing the romantic hero once again. Throughout 2016, we had seen him as a psychologist, a VFX-ed 19-year-old Delhi boy and earlier in 2017 as a gangster.