Box Office Day 1: Alia Bhatt-Ranveer Singh's Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani earns Rs 11.10 Cr; weekend collections look promising

The much-awaited film of the year Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh finally made it to the cinema halls on Friday. The film has been getting rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. As per the trade pundits, the Karan Johar directorial earned close to Rs 11.10 crore on its opening day.

The positive word-of-mouth, coupled with the massive buzz surrounding the film's release, has worked in its favour. The film has really managed to strike a chord with the audience. The first half of the film has seen the theatre audience hooting and cheering for Rocky's over-the-top avatar. And the second half of the film has turned out to be a complete family entertainer with families flocking in theatres to experience the joy!

On its opening day, the film registered more occupancy during the evening shows. While the film started with a 12% occupancy in the Hindi market during the morning shows, it later rose to 20.18% for evening shows. The night shows of the film reported an occupancy of 36.85%.

With these numbers, Karan’s film has now become the sixth-highest Hindi film opener of 2023. The top spot is ruled by Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan followed by Adipurush, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, and Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar.