After crossing the 100-crore mark and being declared a blockbuster in the trade – the third such sleeper success of the year after Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Raazi – Stree has now broken another record at the box-office by hitherto becoming Shraddha Kapoor’s highest-grossing film. With Rs. 106.18 crore nett on its kitty till date, the film has beaten the likes of ABCD 2 and Ek Villain – Shraddha’s other two films in the 100-crore club.
|Film||Nett Collection (INR)|
|ABCD 2||105 crore|
|Ek Villain||103 crore|
Shraddha has not only come roaring back in form with a much-needed box-office success, but has also shown that her recent setbacks (Rock On 2, OK Jaanu, Haseena Parkar) didn’t affect her stardom one bit, and all she needed was one film with good contact and pan-India appeal to bring her right back in the game. Stree has undoubtedly done well due to several factors, including Raj and DK’s script and hilarious dialogues, Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi’s rib-tickling performances, and the novel mix of horror and comedy – still a new concept for Bollywood audiences – but it can’t be denied that Shraddha’s star status and pull with the audience resulted in the film enjoying a terrific opening weekend.
Shraddha has also drawn level with Alia Bhatt among Gen-Y actresses with the most 100-crore films, silencing her critics and proving that she remains a darling of the masses. What most tend to forget is that she was also leading Alia for some time in the 100-crore club before facing that aforementioned setback, which happened to coincide with Alia’s sudden rise. But now that she’s back to winning ways, it’ll be very interesting to see how these two actresses continue their healthy competition at the box-office. Alia may hold the edge with critics and metro audiences, but Shraddha has cut across regions and cultures to gain more pan-India popularity.
|Gen-Y Actress||100-Crore Films|
Coming back the the film, Stree has turned out to be a lottery for its producers, distributors, exhibitors, and everyone else who has invested in the film, while also giving Rajkummar his first big hit as a lead hero in a commerical-mainstream film. The film should fold at around 115-120 crore nett, going down as not only one-of-2018’s-biggest sleeper hits, but also among the most profitable small-to-mid-size-budget films of all time. The 100-crore club is no longer a yardstick to measure box-office success, but when a film boasting a budget like Stree cruises into the club, it certainly is a big deal.
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