Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan vs Bhoot Part One box office day 1: Ayushmann Khurrana film opens at Rs 9.6 cr, Vicky Kaushal starrer earns Rs 5.10 cr
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan vs Bhoot Part One box office day 1: Ayushmann Khurrana film opens at Rs 9.6 cr, Vicky Kaushal starrer earns Rs 5.10 cr

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan vs Bhoot Part One box office: Ayushmann Khurrana film collected Rs 9.55 crore whereas Vicky Kaushal’s horror drama collected Rs 5.10 crore.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar, as a gay couple had a good opening on Friday, which happened to be a restricted Mahashivratri holiday.

The film collected Rs 9.55 crore on day one. This is lower than Ayushmann’s highest opening film, Bala, which had opened at Rs 10.15 crore and his last film Dream Girl, which had collected Rs 10.05 crore on its opening day.

Sharing the opening figures of the film, Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan fares very well on Day 1… #Delhi-#NCR, #Punjab perform best… #Mumbai picks up… Brand #AyushmannKhurrana + #MahaShivratri partial holiday contribute… Important to score on Day 2 and 3… Fri ₹ 9.55 cr. #India biz. #SMZS.”

US President Donald Trump, who is set to visit India this week, also gave a thumbs up to the film. Human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchells praised the film on Twitter, saying, “A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance is hoping to win over older people, following the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Hurrah!” Trump reacted to his tweet and wrote, “Great!”

The opening figures are as per expectations. Film trade analyst Girish Johar had earlier told Hindustan Times ahead of the release, “The audience has loved the trailer and songs. Ayushmann is on a roll and this might be his 8th consecutive hit. Once again, he has taken up a taboo subject with a story set in a hinterland. He will be seen tackling the subject in a comical way which will enable the viewer to receive what the storyteller is trying to say.”

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan also stars Ayushmann’s Badhaai Ho co-stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao besides Maanvi Gagroo, Manurishi Chadha besides others. It released alongside Vicky Kaushal’s horror film, Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship.

The horror film registered an opening of around Rs 5.10 crore. Bhoot One is the first instalment in Dharma Productions’ horror franchise made under the banner and has been directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh. It also stars Bhumi Pednekar and Ashutosh Rana.

Sharing the collections, Taran wrote on Twitter, “#Bhoot opens on expected lines… The genre has its loyal audience in mass pockets + with strong title-value, should’ve opened to higher numbers… #MahaShivratri partial holiday also contribute to its total… Needs to increase speed on Day 2 and 3… Fri ₹ 5.10 cr. #India biz.”