Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, directed by Karan Johar and starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, has had a decent opening week at the box office. The film collected Rs 70.25 crore in its first seven days, with a relatively slow start followed by a strong hold on weekdays.
The film opened on Friday with Rs 11.10 crore, and then collected Rs 16.05 crore on Saturday and Rs 18.75 crore on Sunday. On weekdays, it collected Rs 6.50 crore on Monday, Rs 7.00 crore on Tuesday, Rs 6.50 crore on Wednesday, and Rs 5.75 crore on Thursday.
The weekday trend for Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani has been among the best ever for a Hindi film in the last decade. The film showed minimal drops through the four-day run, which is attributed to corporate bookings. However, this does not take away from the fact that the film has found appreciation from urban audiences and is holding very well in the cities.
The three national chains, PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis, have collectively collected Rs 45.50 crore through the week-long run, contributing 64 percent to the total business. This shows that the film is doing well in multiplexes. Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani is expected to trend like a proper multiplex film, with big jumps every weekend. The film should be targeting to hit a century by the end of the second week, though very good weekend growth could make this benchmark achievable by the second Tuesday as well.
With support from the mass belts, the film could have clocked a bigger opening week number, leading it to be in a spot to hit a century in 10 days flat. While the overall collections are decent, the trend is excellent. This gives the film a good chance of closing with a strong result. The film has received positive reviews from critics, and word-of-mouth is also positive.