In spite of the benefit of paid trailers on Thursday, Ajay and Tabu starrer De De Pyaar De appears to have had a moderately lukewarm beginning at the box office. The romantic comedy, also having Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh, made a decent opening of Rs 10.41 crore on Friday (facts comprise collections of Thursday's previews) and closed its first weekend count at Rs 38.54 crore.
Trade expert Amod Mehra said that the standard collection of the film is due to its story line.
"The film hasn't been able to connect with the female audience. While it will be able to break even by the end of the first week, earning [huge] profits looks like an uphill task."
Tradesmith Girish Wankhede is astonished that the flick did not encompass as many takers amongst the youth.
"Being a rom-com, it should have been able to resonate with youngsters, but they have hardly watched it. The weekdays will be the litmus test."
Student of the Year 2 Box BO collection
Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria's new film Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY2 ) seems to have lost its charm at the box office. The teen-romantic comedy film, made on an estimated budget of Rs 80 crore, has collected Rs 53.88 crore at the ticket counter till now. SOTY 2 hit the screens on May 10 and has now become the ninth highest-grossing Bollywood film of this year.
Produced under the banner of Karan Johar, SOTY 2 had a standard opening with an occupancy rate of jusy 25%.
It made Rs 12.06 crore on its initial day in India. The movie made Rs 38.83 crore within the first three days of its release. It showcased a major fall on fourth day and earned Rs 5.52 crore on Monday. Until Day 5, the flick had struggled to hit the Rs 50-crore mark.
As per trade analyst and movie reviewer Taran Adarsh, SOTY 2 is performing okay on weekdays however the overall sum is not much impressive.
Helmed by Punit Malhotra, SOTY 2 is the sequel to 2012 release Student of the Year. SOTY 2 revolves around the complicated lives of the students of the prestigious Saint Teresa's College.