Karan Johar's recent release Student of the Year (SOTY) has affected the collection of new releases like Chakravyuh, Ajab Gazabb Love (AGL) and Rush at the Box Office. Chakravyuh has topped the business chart, while Student of the Year landed in the second position with a small margin. The earning other two movies is very low.
Prakash Jha's latest directorial venture Chakravyuh, which hit the screens on October 24, had opened to a lukewarm start and collected Rs 12.25 crores nett at the domestic Box Office in the five-day extended first weekend. Its business remained steady on weekdays. The movie added Rs 4.5 crores to its first week total Rs 16.75 crores nett. Its 9-day total looks lean before the second week (seven day) collection of Student of the Year.
Student of the Year, which had opened to an overwhelming response and collected Rs 48 crores at the desi Box Office in the first week, continued to keep the bells ringing at the collection centres in the second week too. The movie raked in Rs 10.75 crores in the second weekend and its business fell down by Rs 4.75 crores on the weekdays. It has added Rs 15.5 crores nett to its two-week total to Rs 63.5 cr nett.
However, despite having good word of mouth, Ajab Gazabb Love opened to a poor show at the Box Office. It has raked in approximately Rs 6.5 crores at the domestic collection centres in the first week. Whereas, another new release Rush has utterly fallen flat at the business centres with its first week collection failing to cross even Rs 5 crores. The movie has approximately collected Rs 3.25 crores in the country in the first week.