With the promotion running and great interest generated among the public, Shaitaan managed to open quite well at the box office on Friday. However, beyond the first day, it was always going to be the content that did the talking and that happened with the film, and the second day turned out to be even better. In fact, even the first day itself was a testament to the good word of mouth that came into play because in the absence of that, Friday could well have closed at Rs. Range 11 to 12 crores. However, Rs. 15.21 crore came in.

Shaitaan Box Office: Ajay Devgn starrer has a solid Day 2, reaches Rs.  34.39 croresShaitaan Box Office: Ajay Devgn starrer has a solid Day 2, reaches Rs.  34.39 crores

That is why the growth that occurred on the second day has its price in gold, since the film reached a very good maximum on the first day. Now, even after taking into account the fact that Friday also witnessed the partial Mahashivratri holiday, Saturday could well have been just one or two crore more than Friday. However, what actually happened is even better, with Saturday's numbers rising to Rs. 19.18 crores, which is really impressive.

As a result, the Rs. Shaitaan has comfortably crossed the 30 crore mark in a matter of a couple of days and the big Sunday is still awaited. The Ajay Devgn and Madhavan starrer currently costs Rs. 34.39 crores and now the Vikas Behl directed film would aim for a serious run towards Rs. 55 crore mark. It would be difficult, but the numbers that eventually come would be at a touch-and-go level. Bollywood now has a big hit on its hands and what needs to be seen is whether Shaitaan will eventually emerge as a super hit.

Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources.