Horror comedy Stree earned Rs 9.70 crore on Monday, takings its total collection to Rs 41.97 crore. The film has been performing well at the box-office, despite competition from Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se. The Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor film has also benefited from strong word-of-mouth promotion.
Sharing the latest box office figures of Stree on Twitter, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Stree runs riot at the BO… Surpasses expectations by putting up a FANTASTIC TOTAL on Day 4 [#Janmashtami holiday]… Fri 6.83 cr, Sat 10.87 cr, Sun 14.57 cr, Mon 9.70 cr. Total: ₹ 41.97 cr. India biz… This one’s a SUPER HIT.”
He added, “Fear sells… And so do comedies… The marriage of horror and humour has resulted in three major successes: #BhoolBhulaiyaa , #GolmaalAgain  and #Stree … Does it signal the arrival of a new trend? Will we see more horror-comedies in future?”
Not just the audience, critics too showered praise on the debutant director Amar Kaushik and Stree actors.
The Indian Express critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “Stree is enjoyable for the most part. I particularly liked its cheerfully hare-brained spirit, which the director manages to sustain. Shraddha Kapoor’s part is a bit risible, but she has some breathy moments with Rajkummar Rao. The three fellows feel like real friends, not just brought together by a casting director, and both Aparshakti Khurana, who is sprouting from everywhere these days, and Abhishek Banerjee do a good job of looking scared and foolish at the same time. Rao, whose Bicky seems like an extension of his Bareilly Ki Barfi avatar, carries the film: as a ‘ladies tailor’ whose eye is enough to take the measure of the woman in front of him, gently, he is terrific.”