The movie was expected to make a strong comeback at the ticket counters on Monday, which was a holiday in north India on account of Raksha Bandhan, but it dropped considerably.
The tweet that has now gone viral has a man, apparently fed up while watching the Shah Rukh Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal, asked the minister to be rescued from a movie theatre in Pune. Yes a Pune man has tweeted Sushma Swaraj, " Mam, I'm watching Jab Harry Met Sejal at Xion cinema, Hinjewadi Pune. You don't normally see such fill rate for a Shah Rukh Khan film but then, box office and audience is not coming to theaters for films which are disappointing. The film didn't grow over the weekend, But falls 50% on the during the weekdays. JHMS collected Rs 15 crore on Saturday (5th August) and Rs 15.50 crore on Sunday (6th August), taking the weekend total to Rs 45.75 crore. The film could bring in only 7 crores* more when the need of the hour was to be as close to the 10 crore mark as possible. "Maybe just the newness of it - "Jab Harry Met Sejal" - is going to take some time for people to understand the magic of the film".
The film can now be termed as huge flop as it is expected to end its run at the Box Office below Rs 70 crore.
Now all eyes are on Akshay Kumar's "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", releasing on Friday. That film, too, had opened well and was also was universally loved by his critics as well as fans.
When compared to its opening day collection, the Imtiaz Ali-directed romance drama witnessed 53.12 per cent drop on Monday.