1 min read.Updated: 22 Jul 2018, 06:36 PM ISTLivemint
Janhvi Kapoor's debut Dhadak continues to win hearts at the box office as its collections are seen as crossing the ₹30 crore mark in the first weekend, a record of sorts for a Bollywood film starring two newcomers
New Delhi: Bollywood film Dhadak, starring two newcomers in lead roles, has got off to a rolling start at the box office. The debut film of Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of the late actress Sridevi and Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, has crossed the ₹ 20 crore mark in the opening weekend. On its opening day at the box office, Dhadak made ₹ 8.71 crore in box office collections.
On its second day, Dhadak made over ₹ 11 crore—a total of ₹ 19.75 crore in just the first two days of its release. On Sunday, the buzz is that the film will do even better than Saturday.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh said Dhadak has witnessed significant growth on the second day and the third day is going to be even better. Produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Zee Studios, the film is eyeing a Rs 30 crore weekend. Taran Adarsh said “rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well..Day 1 is higher than Student of the Year".
Zee Studios and Dharma's #Dhadak takes a JUMP at the box office, collecting Rs. 11.04 crore on day 2(Saturday). Dhadak's two new beating hearts find love in abundance. Friday: ₹ 8.71 crore, Saturday: ₹ 11.04 crore. Total: ₹ 19.75 crore in India. pic.twitter.com/cQpXQnDU7z
The overseas collection of Dhadak, a remake of 2016 Marathi language film Sairat, is also impressive as it has made about ₹ 5.9 crore.
#Dhadak opens very well in international markets... Total: approx $ 486k [₹ 3.34 cr]... Opening day biz in key markets... North America: $ 122k UAE-GCC: $ 228k UK-Ireland: $ 47k ANZ: $ 44k Few markets yet to report... Final total, therefore, will be higher.
A strong word of mouth continue to work in favour of Dhadak. There is also a natural curiosity surrounding Janhvi Kapoor with some Bollywood watchers saying two new superstars—including Ishaan Khattar—are born.
Watched #Dhadak n really enjoyed it,Brilliant debut performances by Ishaan n Janhvi , @ShashankKhaitan u get hindi film drama so well man ! Climax is very impactful ! go watch guys @DharmaMovies