Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is off to a strong start at the box office. The film, which marks Johar’s return to feature film direction after seven years, crossed the Rs 50 crore mark in four days of release. On its fifth day, the film earned in the range of Rs 7.25 to 7.75 crore, taking its total nett domestic collection to Rs 60.17 crore.
The film’s performance is being attributed to its positive word-of-mouth and the strong chemistry between the leads, Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh is confident that the film will easily cross Rs 70 crore in its first week. He said, “With no competition in sight, RRKPK is on track to have a successful run at the box office.”
The film’s success is a welcome boost for Johar, who has been facing criticism in recent years for his films’ declining box office performance. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is a step in the right direction for the filmmaker, and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the coming weeks.
Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani has had a solid start at the box office, but it has not yet matched the performance of his last film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was released during the Diwali holiday season in 2016, earned Rs 13.3 crore on its first Tuesday. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, which was released on February 10, 2023, earned Rs 7.75 crore on its first Tuesday.
However, it is important to note that Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is not a Diwali release, and it is also competing with other big-budget films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Samrat Prithviraj. Despite the challenges, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani has received positive reviews from critics, and it is still early in its theatrical run. It is possible that the film will pick up steam in the coming weeks and match or even surpass the box office performance of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.