Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani’s romantic film Satyaprem Ki Katha has taken a decent start at the box office, grossing an estimated Rs 8.50-9 crore nett on its opening day. The film, which released on Eid, had the potential to score in double digits but failed to do so.
Reports suggest that the film is likely to witness a drop on its second day, which is a working day. It remains to be seen how big the drop will be, but it is expected to impact the Saturday numbers. However, the film is expected to maintain a steady trend over the next three days.
On the day of the film’s release, Kartik visited Siddhivinayak temple to seek blessings for his film and thanked fans for their response. The film was earlier titled Satyanarayan Ki Katha, but it was renamed after facing backlash from religious groups. The film stars Kartik as SatyaPrem and Kiara as Katha. SatyaPrem is seen pursuing Katha for marriage as he tries to impress her. The duo gets married, but they soon face many difficult experiences together.
The film’s opening day collection is lower than that of Kartik Aaryan’s previous film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which collected Rs 14.11 crore on its opening day. The film’s opening day collection is also lower than that of Kiara Advani’s previous film, Jug Jugg Jeeyo, which collected Rs 12.70 crore on its opening day.
The film’s opening day collection is on par with that of other recent romantic films, such as Kabir Singh (Rs 8.30 crore) and Love Aaj Kal (Rs 8.25 crore). The film’s opening day collection is expected to be boosted by the Eid holiday weekend. The film’s fate at the box office will depend on its word-of-mouth and how it performs over the next few days.
Overall, Satyaprem Ki Katha has had a decent start at the box office. It remains to be seen how it will perform over the next few days, but it is expected to have a good weekend due to the Eid holiday.