Karan Johar's latest Hindi movie Student of the Year has done an excellent collection at the Box Office in India. The much-hyped film starring newcomers like Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in leads, has collected Rs 31 crores nett at the domestic collection centres in the first weekend. With this, Dharma Productions has scored a hat-trick success in the year 2012.
Student of the Year, which released in over 1,400 screens across the country 19 October, opened to an overwhelming response with its 100% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes on the first day of its release. Its first day collection was bigger than that of many big-budget movies of the year.
A positive word of mouth played a magic and took its collection upwards at the ticket windows. Student of the Year witnessed big jump in its business at the desi Box Office on Saturday and Sunday. The breakup of its first weekend total is Rs 9.25 cr on Fri, Rs 10.25 cr on Sat and Rs 11.5 cr on Sun.
With Student of the Year featuring all newcomers in the leads, many wonder with its wonderful performance at the Box Office. But Karan Johar has had massive promotions for the movie, which garnered positive reviews from film critics. The curiosity created by its promos was coupled with the October holidays, which resulted in huge amount of advance ticket booking.
However, trade experts feel that Student of the Year will continue to rock at the Box Office on the weekdays as all offices and companies will remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday due the Dussehra holidays. The movie is expected to cross Rs 60 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in the first week. After Agneepath, it is expected to be Karan Johar's second 100 crore film in 2012.