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FAN box office report: Shah Rukh’s thriller on way to become highest opening day grosser of 2016

New Delhi: Director Maneesh Sharma has managed to bring back Shah Rukh Khan the actor in front of his fans. With ‘Fan’, King Khan has won the hearts of critics, something which he lost after
India TV Entertainment Desk April 15, 2016 19:15 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Director Maneesh Sharma has managed to bring back Shah Rukh Khan the actor in front of his fans. With ‘Fan’, King Khan has won the hearts of critics, something which he lost after his nonsensical movies like Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Dilwale. It looks like apart from gaining lauds from critics, ‘Fan’ will also go on to become the highest opening day grosser of 2016.

Experts feel that ’Fan’ will earn nothing less than Rs 20 crores today.

While SRK’s last release Dilwale, did a fairly good business at the box office earning Rs 21 crores on first day, it got mostly bad reviews. Fan is SRK’s special film as he has somewhere put his stardom he earned in over 25 years at stake.

Obviously, how much this movie earns is important for SRK and his team.

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the first day trends have been excellent to ordinary to good. A strong footfall during the evening shows is important for a tremendous collection on the first day. Here is what he tweeted:

#Fan Fri biz trends [till 3.30 pm IST]: Varies from excellent to good to ordinary. Evening+night shows vital to come up with a strong total.

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 15, 2016

Fan released to close to 3500 screen across the country. Vivek Vaswani another trade expert, tweeted that Fan will cross Rs 20 crores today itself.

Today Fan will cross 20cr at the 4 main plex chains, not counting the other plexes and single screens!That's Cinepolis, PVR, Inox, Carnival!

— ViVeCkVasWaNi (@VIVECKVASWANI) April 15, 2016

His tweet however got a really funny response from the King Khan himself.

Here’s what he tweeted:

Numbers mat bata feelings bata mere dost https://t.co/Ww0HzwzXGH

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 15, 2016

With such numbers expected from it, Fan will become the highest first day grosser of 2016. Till now this record has been held by ‘Airlift’ which earned Rs 12.35 crores on first day. Children fiction movie ‘The Jungle Book’ followed ‘Airlift’ with collections of Rs 10.09 crores on opening day.