Tareefan coming the way of Veere Di Wedding at the turnstiles. The film has started off on a happy note at the box office, collecting a total of Rs.36.52 crore India business over the first weekend. Released on 2177 screens across the country, it has seen bumper collections, particularly in the North circuits. Calling its performance a “big surprise”, trade expert Taran Adarsh noted that the film has stormed into the Top 5 opening weekends of 2018 with its performance which saw Friday pulling in Rs.10.70 crore, Saturday Rs.12.25 crore, and Sunday Rs.13.57 crore.
Veere Di Wedding currently stands at number five on the list of top grossing films of 2018. Top of the list is Padmavaat with Rs.114 crore, followed by Baaghi 2 with Rs.73.10 crore in second place, Raid at No.3 with Rs.41.01 crore, and PadMan at No.4 with Rs.40.05 crore. This is a considerable feat for the all-woman lead cast of VDW. Complete with high production values, the individual pull of Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, and a focused promotion drive by all four leads, the shock value of the film is also adding to the interest. Criticism aside, certain sections of the audiences are clearly tickled by the premise of a female buddy film starring A-listers, which shows its classy characters discussing sex and using cusswords freely.
Alia Bhatt’s Raazi is holding strong and is poised to become the actress’s highest grosser. It’s week 4 collections saw this Meghna Gulzar directorial pull in Rs.1.05 crore on Friday, Rs.1.70 crore on Saturday and Rs.2.30 crore on Sunday. That brings its total India business to a Rs.114.89 crore.
John Abraham starrer Parmanu, which had raked in Rs.35.41 crore in its first week, had collected Rs.10.14 crore in week two. Its total collections stand at Rs.45.55 crore, India business. As the film nears the Rs.50 crore mark, it is clear that strong word of mouth has worked in its favour.