Mumbai, June 15 (): Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is breaking on more records and now after crossing 150 cr nett at domestic box office, film has surpassed 200 cr nett worldwide in 2 weeks straight.
The romantic comedy is the first film of the year to enter the 200 crore club. Ayan Mukherji’s directorial romantic entertainer has managed to rake in ₹201.53 crore from worldwide box office in just two weeks’ time. This is Ranbir, Deepika, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin’s first film ever to reach the double century mark.
If the collection of “YJHD” remains unaffected by new releases in its third week, then there are prospects that it may beat the record figure of ₹200 crore in the domestic market which is set by “3 Idiots”.
Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots is the only which has crossed the magical figures of ₹200 crore at domestic box office. Salman Khan’s “Ek Tha Tiger” had failed to reach the mark by a slight margin.
Also, the second week collections of “YJHD” are the second highest ever after “3 Idiots”. It is also the second film to cross the ₹40 crore mark in India. The second week collection is 46 cr nett plus and it is 2nd best to only 54 cr nett of “3 Idiots”.
The collection usually drops considerably after the first week, but “YJHD” has maintained a strong and steady position at the box office. Even the new release “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2″ did not affect the film’s business. Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 was released on June 7. The movie received mixed reviews and failed to attract audience.
Meanwhile, “YJHD” did a good business in the second week and has entered into the third week. The movie is expected to do good business in this week too, despite less number of screens. If the pace continues into the fourth week, it might end up collecting lifetime business of ₹190 – ₹195 crore at domestic box office, says trade analyst.