[tps_footer]Pulkit Samrat–Yami Gautam starrer Sanam Re has shown a good growth on Valentine’s Day (Sunday). The film had opened below the mark on day one, on day two, the film lost it’s momentum, but on day three, the film got an advantage of Valentine’s Day on Sunday.
Since Sanam Re is a love story, it had a larger audience on Valentines Day. On the third day, the film had an almost 50% growth, which is excellent for this film.
On day one, the film collected Rs 3.50 crore net approx. (Rs 35 million). On day two (Saturday), the film had a very limited growth, it collected Rs 3.85 crore net approx. (Rs 38 million net approx) and on day three (Sunday), Sanam Re collected Rs 6.25 crore net approx.(Rs 62 million). So the total weekend collection is Rs 13.60 crore net approx. (Rs 136 million).
It remains to be seen how much of this growth is due to Valentine’s Day and how much is real value. Though looking at the minimal growth on Saturday, it does look like the Valentines Day pushed it on Sunday. The Monday collections are also very important for the film.
On the other hand, Katrina Kaif–Aditya Roy Kapur starrer Fitoor did poor business on it’s first weekend. The film had opened below the mark.
Fitoor had very low collections on day one, the film collected Rs 3.50 crore net approx. (Rs 35 million). On day two, Fitoor had a growth of 20%, and the film collected Rs 4.25 crore net approx. (Rs 42 million), and on day three (Sunday), Fitoor collected Rs 5.25 crore net approx.(Rs 52 million). So the total weekend collection is Rs 13 crore net approx. (Rs 130 million).
On day three, the film had a modest growth of 25%, which is not good for this costly film. Fitoor needed that big growth on Saturday, but it was just 25% growth and then Sunday followed in the same pattern. Fitoor had no benefit of Valentien’s Day. While Sanam Re benefited from Valentines Day.
So when you compare the first weekend business of both films, Sanam Re is leading the race.[/tps_footer]