It was a relief for everyone in trade and Bollywood community when the big clash between Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal and Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was averted. It is always wise to avoid the clash as it’s not beneficial for anyone. Both the movies are now getting solo release dates so that they can earn to their maximum potential. But, who do you think will gross more between the two and top the August box office?
Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal is releasing on 4th August. Certainly, there’s a huge buzz for this romantic film and SRK returning to his signature romance genre is a massive thing for his fans. JHMS’s strategy of releasing mini trailers didn’t quite work. But, its songs like Radha, Safar, Butterfly and Hawayein have made up for that as they are topping the charts and social media.
The trailer of Jab Harry Met Sejal is also highly liked by everyone. The only issue with JHMS is that it might not be a mass entertainer like Raees as it has more appeal to the town crowd, like most Imtiaz Ali films do. However, if the story works well, there is no limit to what Jab Harry Met Sejal can do at box office. It has a good chance to surpass Raees’ lifetime total of 139 crore. 200 crore milestone is a difficult milestone for JHMS as it only has 1 solo week to mint maximum after which Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will grabbing many screens.
Jab Harry Met Sejal can certainly go past 150 crore if it receives positive reviews. Shah Rukh Khan’s films open very well but they suffer a lot in weekdays. Let’s hope that trend is not evident with JHMS.
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Akshay Kumar is one of the most successful actors of today and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha seems to be another of his 100 crore film. Being a film with a social message, TEPK’s trailer has been very well received. However, the trailer was released too early and its songs, although, liked by the crowd, have not really sparked a big buzz.
The biggest advantage for Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is its release date. It has got Independence Day weekend so it can mint massive collections in that weekend. It will near the 100 crore mark in those 5 days itself. If the reviews for TEPK are good, it can hurt SRK’s JHMS big time. Moreover, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a mass entertainer so it has a bigger target audience than JHMS. TEPK releases on 11th August.
When it comes to box office numbers, Shah Rukh Khan is way ahead than Akshay Kumar. Jab Harry Met Sejal is certainly a bigger film than Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. It has more chances to rule the August box office.