Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim‘s Secret Superstar has hit the screens today (October 19) and looks like it has started off slowly at the domestic box office. Released in 1800 screens across India, the film has managed to record a opening occupancy of 30 – 40 per cent during the morning shows. This is a decent start, but lower than what we expected. The fact that it is the Diwali day (Laxmi Pujan) and people would generally be busy with the festivities, the film has performed well. Talking about the start it has got, our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) revealed to us exclusively, “Secret Superstar has opened on a slow note, but the occupancies and footfalls are increasing by each show. I have to add that the film has garnered a phenomenal word of mouth publicity, so it will grow over the extended weekend.” From what we hear, Secret Superstar will see an upward trend in the evening and late night shows today, ending day one on a high. This will surely enable it to rake in a decent amount of money at the box office.
Considering the start that it has got and the decent screen space, Secret Superstar can easily rake in Rs 5 – 8 crore on day one. Akshaye Rathi also agrees with us, as he added, “It’s a holiday period, so people will surely go into watch the movie. On day one, Secret Superstar should collect Rs 7 – 8 crore at the box office.” (ALSO READ – Secret Superstar movie review: Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim are excellent in this thought-provoking but entertaining drama)
With Secret Superstar getting decent reviews and a positive word of mouth publicity growing for the film, we are sure it will see a fantastic growth over the extended weekend. In fact, with tomorrow being a Holiday, we are sure it will witness a massive jump on day 2 at the box office. With that in mind, Secret Superstar can easily rake in anywhere between Rs 40 – 50 crore at the box office. This would be a crackling start for the film. Anyway, if you have already watched the film, share with us your thoughts about it in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope about Secret Superstar and its box office collections right here.