The biggest box office clash of this year between Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal and Akshay Kumar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha has been averted. Shah Rukh Khan has preponed the release of his next film and it will now release one 4 Aug 2017. The industry experts are appreciating this move. Shah Rukh has also said that clash between the two big films brings negativity and he doesn’t want to be a part of it.
This move has also made one thing clear. Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t want to clash with other actors especially after the average performance of his last film Raees. Raees clashed with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and wasn’t able to perform as per expectations. Shah Rukh Khan’s 2015 Christmas release Dilwale was also affected by its clash with Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani. The other reason behind this decision is the growing popularity of Akshay Kumar. Akshay Kumar is in top form and his average films are performing exceptionally well at the box office.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha Box Office Prediction
When Akshay Kumar decided to release Toilet Ek Prem Katha in front of Shah Rukh Khan film, it looked like a one-sided battle. But the things have changed a lot in last two to three months. Toilet Ek Prem Katha is carrying good reports and the trailer suggests that the movie is a mass entertainer.
Akshay Kumar enjoys huge fan following in mass centres and a satirical desi comedy is expected to do wonders in these areas. Reports suggest that TEPK has shaped up better than expected. The theme of the movie has a universal appeal something every person can relate to.The icing on the cake will be the tax-free status from the very first day.
The movie is making the right noise and we think that Akshay is all set to deliver yet another hit at the box office. The movie is expected to release on around 2600 screens. Considering all the above factors, we expect TEPK to open big and earn around 14 to 15 crores on the first day. If accepted, it may become Akshay Kumar’s highest grossing movie. Read: Toilet Ek Prem Katha movie details
Toilet Ek Prem Katha first day collection: 14 to 15 crores
Toilet Ek Prem Katha lifetime collection: 130+ crores
Jab Harry Met Sejal Box Office Prediction
Now let’s talk about Shah Rukh Khan’s next film with Imtiaz Ali which finally got its title. The title ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ suggest that it is a pure romantic film with an Indian touch. Shah Rukh Khan is back with what he is best at. The audience will love him as a lover boy. The only problem for the film is Imtiaz Ali’s love for multiplex audience. Imtiaz’s recent films have been multiplex oriented. These movies had solid content but we can’t deny that the films were rejected in mass centres.
Though ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ looks more of an Indian friendly audience film, we need to wait for the trailer. The biggest plus point for the film is the music. Reports suggest that Rahman has given it all and JHMS could be the best music album of the year. Another advantage for the movie are the big names associated with it. Even an average film will easily cross 100 crores at the domestic box office. JHMS is expected to release on around 3800 screens. It is expected to take good opening with the collection in the range of 23 to 25 crores. The movie has an advantage of big holidays like Janmashtami, Independence day and Rakshabandhan. If accepted by the audience, JHMS will be the biggest hit for Sah Rukh Khan. It will cross 200 crores mark. Read: Jab Harry Met Sejal movie details
Jab Harry Met Sejal first day collection: 23 to 25 crores
Jab Harry Met Sejal lifetime collection: 200+ crores (considering that it is not a multiplex film)
Toilet Ek Prem Katha Vs Jab Harry Met Sejal: Which movie will be the ultimate winner?
Both movies will release with huge expectations and it will be the WOM of the public which will decide the winner in the longer run. TEPK is a low budget film. It will be a hit at the box office if it manages to earn 100 crores.
On the other hand, Jab Harry Met Sejal is a big budget movie. The pressure will be high on SRK and Imtiaz to deliver a good entertainer. If accepted then the sky is the limit for this colourful romantic movie. Jab Harry Met Sejal needs to earn at least 140 crores to be called a hit at the box office. The final predictions will be made one day prior to the release of the films.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha Vs Jab Harry Met Sejal: Over to you
You have read what we think about both these movie. Now it is your turn. Which movie do you think will be a bigger hit at the box office? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.