Box Office: Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is already garnering a whole lot of love with decent occupancy on opening day


Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero released to mixed reviews on Friday while fans made their way to the theatres to watch the film. If reports are anything to go by, Zero witnessed around 30-35% box office occupancy on the first day of its release. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that Zero released in 5,965 screens -- 4,380 in India and 1,565 abroad. While official figures are awaited, trade pundits are also of the opinion that Zero is expected to earn Rs 20 crore on its opening day.

In the meantime, a list has been made available that features the top openings witnessed by films released in 2018. Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan occupied the top spot in the list as it recorded the highest opening in 2018 but the film subsequently tanked at the box office. Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2 is on the second spot while Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju came third. Zero, made on a budget of Rs 200 crore, appears on the tenth spot in the list, though.

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[caption id="attachment_180815" align="aligncenter" width="750"] SRK in a still from Zero.[/caption]

See the full list here:

  1. Thugs Of Hindostan - 65% (4700 screens)
  2. Baaghi 2 - 57.5% (3500 screens)
  3. Sanju - 55% (4200 screens)
  4. Gold - 52.5% (3050 screens)
  5. Race 3 - 50% (4300 screens)
  6. Satyameva Jayate - 45% (2550 screens)
  7. Padmaavat - 42.5% (3750 screens)
  8. 2.0 - 37.5% (4150 screens)
  9. Veere Di Wedding - 35% (2200 screens)
  10. Zero - 30% (4450 screens)
  11. Badhaai Ho - 30% (2000 screens)
  12. Raazi - 30% (1800 screens)
  13. Stree - 27.5% (1950 screens)
  14. Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety - 27.5% (1650 screens)

Directed by Aanand L Rai, Zero casts SRK as a vertically-challenged man while Anushka Sharma plays a NASA scientist battling cerebral palsy. Katrina Kaif stars as a glamorous superstar.