`Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani,` helmed by Karan Johar in his 25th year as a director, has earned Rs 45.90 crore in three days at the Indian box office, the makers announced on Monday. The family entertainer, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, was released on Friday.

Johar`s banner Dharma Productions shared the film`s updated box office figures on social media. “Tumhara pyaar kya hai yaar! Thank you for showering #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani with unabashed love and only love!” the production house captioned the post on Twitter.

According to Dharma Productions, `Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani` collected Rs 18.75 crore on the third day after its release, bringing up its total earnings from Rs 27.15 crore to Rs 45.90 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to further dissect the Box Office report of the film. “IT’S ROCKING… #RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani puts up a solid show of strength on Day 3 [Sun]… The phenomenal jump on Sat and Sun has given its theatrical journey the much-required boost… Fri 11.10 cr, Sat 16.05 cr, Sun 18.75 cr. Total: ₹ 45.90 cr. #India biz.”

“The performance at major centres was strong from Day 1, but the excellent growth at Tier 2 and Tier 3 centres on Sat and Sun has silenced all naysayers, who felt it wouldn’t break into non-metro centres, especially the #Hindi circuits… Clearly indicates that the super-strong word of mouth has come into play,” he added.

Taran Adarsh in his tweet continued and said, “#RRKPK needs to maintain the grip on the crucial make-or-break Day 4 [Mon]… And also stay strong on the remaining weekdays.”

The trade analyst also gave a breakdown of numbers the film has made throughout different multiplex chains, “#RockyAurRaniKiiPremKahaani at national chains… Fri / Sat / Sun… #PVR: 3.35 cr / 4.80 cr / 5.40 cr
 #INOX: 2.20 cr / 3.45 cr / 4.10 cr
 #Cinepolis: 1.15 cr / 1.75 cr / 1.95 cr
Total: ₹ 6.70 cr / ₹ 10 cr / ₹ 11.45 cr.”

Looking at the early success of the film, Alia took to her Instagram to thank her fans and wrote, “Love hain toh sab hain!!! From the bottom of our hearts .. thank you for all the love.. eternally grateful!
Love, Rocky, Rani and our maker of this Kahaani “

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`Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani` marks Karan Johar`s return to the directorial chair after seven years of hiatus and also his 25 years in the movie business. The film which has Ranveer and Alia Bhatt in the lead follows the love story of Rocky and Rani, who belong to contrasting backgrounds and cultures. It also stars veteran actors Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi.