Updated March 30th, 2024 at 14:16 IST

Crew Box Office Day 1: Film Becomes Highest Opening Day Grosser For Any Female Lead Hindi Flick

Crew starring Kareena Kapoor, Tabu, and Kriti Sanon, earned ₹8.75 crore on its first day of release, indicating a strong start at the box office.

Kriti, Tabu, Kareena in Crew | Image:Instagram
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Crew starring Tabu, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Kriti Sanon as the main leads opened to a great start at the box office. The heist comedy movie minted ₹10.28 crore on day 1 in India and ₹20.07 crore worldwide. The numbers of the film are expected to go up during the first weekend.

Crew opens to a great start at the box office

Crew debuted just one day after Aadujeevitham and clashed with Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire King at the box office. Aadujeevitham, which stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, grossed ₹15 crore in two days. Godzilla X Kong posed a significant challenge to Crew. The film grossed ₹13.80 crore on its opening day. Crew is a notable film in mainstream Hindi cinema because it features no male stars in the lead cast. Kapil Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh play supporting roles in the film. The film is the third biggest opener of the year in Hindi cinema, following Fighter and Shaitaan. Fighter grossed ₹24.6 crore, while Shaitaan made ₹15.21 crore. The film has surpassed Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon's Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya, which debuted at ₹7.02 crore. Meanwhile, the film is the highest opening day grosser for any female-led Hindi film ever. Also, Crew outperformed the last female-led film Thank You For Coming starring Bhumi Pednekar as it earned only ₹0.8 crore on its opening day.

 

A still from Crew | Image: X

 

With no competition from new Bollywood releases, Crew is expected to see a significant increase in box office collections on Saturday, its second day in theaters. Crew has reportedly released in 2000 theaters. The film's estimated budget, including production and advertising costs, is around ₹60 crore. It premiered in over 75 countries, with over 1100 locations.

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Crew poster | Image: X

 

Where to watch Crew on OTT?

Netflix has emerged as the chosen OTT platform for Crew and is set to be available for streaming approximately two months after its theatrical release. This strategic partnership promises to bring the laughter and excitement of the film to a wider audience worldwide. For those unfamiliar with the storyline, Crew revolves around the lives of three close friends who work as flight attendants for Kohinoor Airlines. Their peaceful existence is disrupted by an unexpected turn of events, plunging them into a vulnerable situation. As they deal with unforeseen challenges, the trio must summon all their courage and wit to navigate through the chaos.

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Published March 30th, 2024 at 09:02 IST