Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar opened together on Diwali day (November 13, 2012) and both have managed a grand opening. Trade pundit predicts that the movies' box office collection will cross Rs 100 crore mark.Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan was released on 2,500 screens and it has reportedly collected Rs 15.23 crore all over India. The Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt starrer Son Of Sardaar collected Rs 10.72 crore from 2,000 screens in the country.Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says it is the "best Diwali for Bollywood"."In mass circuits, Son Of Sardaar is ahead and at multiplexes, Jab Tak Hai Jaan takes a lead. As per early trends, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is ahead of Son Of Sardaar in India. But, both are winners at the box-office. This is the biggest and best Diwali for Bollywood. The business of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar will be the biggest ever," Taran Adarsh tweeted.Rajesh Thadani, Multimedia Combines, Mumbai, told IANS that both films are doing very well.
"Son Of Sardaar is doing well in single screens and Jab Tak Hai Jaan is doing well in multiplexes. Looking at the reports, I am sure Son Of Sardaar will pick up and do well in a couple of days," he added.There has been a lot of pre-release buzz around both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar. Plus they have the advantage of festive occasion and extended weekend to mint more money.Anant Verma, director and business head of DT Cinemas, told IANS: "Both the films have opened well with almost equal occupancy at our cinemas. We gave equal capacity and almost same number of shows to both. We are looking at a decent occupancy till Sunday. Friday morning shows will dip a little, but overall till Sunday all cinemas will do well. Families, youngsters and couples are coming to watch Son Of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan ."
Produced by Aditya Chopra, late filmmakers Yash Chopra's last directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan has reportedly been made at a budget of Rsb50 crore, while director Ashwni Dhir's Son Of Sardaar said to be costlier with Rs 80 crore expenses.Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts predicts the films to cross Rs 100 crore collection mark."They have the potential to cross Rs 100 crore. Both the films opened at 90 per cent occupancy, which was expected and today both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar are going houseful," Sanjay Ghai told IANS.