FAN was one of the best received films of the year critically and the opening of the film was huge – as it recorded the highest opening day of 2016 by a distance. The weekend was pretty good too, but the ‘good’ part of it ends there.
The downfall began on Monday and from then on it was a free fall at the domestic box office. The graph below illustrates the same. The first weekend business was Rs 52.35 crore and the lifetime business will be less than Rs 84.5 crore – which means the film added only Rs 32.15 crore after its first 3 days.
FAN will be the least watched Shah Rukh Khan film in nearly a decade. The footfalls of the film are only higher than Shah Rukh’s Paheli – all films since then have been watched by more people.
FAN has also underperformed in the overseas markets. It’s the highest grosser of the year so far, but low when compared to the high standards set by Shah Rukh Khan over the years.
Below we have yet another graph of the last 12 SRK movies. FAN is his lowest domestic grosser since My Name Is Khan and when inflation is taken into consideration, it’s his lowest grosser in more than 10 years.