Ajay Devgn's Son Of Sardar (SOS), which is the Hindi remake of Telugu movie Maryada Ramanna, has finally overtaken Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ), which had topped the weekend collection chart at the Box Office in India. Son Of Sardar has collected Rs 16 lakhs more than the latter at the domestic business centres on Wednesday.
Son Of Sardar is one of the much-hyped movies in Hindi. Especially, Ajay Devgn's legal war against YRF, the makers of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, had added to its massive hype and curiosity. But the movie, which graced 2,000+ screens in the country on November 13, failed to beat Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which was released on 2,500+ screens in the country. Although its per screen average was almost equal to the latter, it was released in less number of theatres than the other.
Another noticeable thing here is that when their business improved, Son Of Sardar saw higher rate of growth than Jab Tak Hai Jaan. When their collection dropped, Son Of Sardar showed lesser amount of dip than the latter till Tuesday. But the Ajay Devgn starrer overtook the Shahrukh starrer on the 8th day of its release. It has collected Rs 4.82 crores on Tuesday and Rs 4.45 crores on Wednesday at the domestic Box Office, while the latter raked in Rs 4.66 crores and Rs 4.12 crores on these two days respectively.
However, Son Of Sardar might have beaten Jab Tak Hai Jaan with a small margin, but what the Bollywood trade experts say is very interesting. They say that it is clear sign of the growing potentiality of Son Of Sardar. Since there are no big release this weekend, the trade analysts feel that the Ajay-Sanjay-Sonakshi starrer may lead the collection chart at the desi Box Office in the second week.