- Rival film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety collected over Rs 6 crore
- The film may not be able to catch with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety's business
- Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards... also released on Friday
#SonuKeTituKiSweety takes a WINNING START... Emerges the third best opener of 2018 [thus far], after #Padmaavat and #PadMan... Biz is expected zoom upwards on Sat and Sun... Fri 6.42 cr. India biz... #SKTKS— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 24, 2018
Welcome To New York also stars Karan Johar (in a double role) Boman Irani, Lara Dutta and Rana Daggubati. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee described the film as a "mindless yet harmless comedy." He said: "Welcome To New York is far too haphazard to hold together as a cohesive film over its entire runtime." Saibal Chatterjee gave the film two-star rating.
Of course, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety cannot be solely blamed for Welcome To New York's abysmal performance. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat refuses to bow down and collected Rs 75 lakh too on Friday. Aiyaary, at a lower spot, is still in the game at RS 20 lakh. Hollywood film Black Panther saw a dip in the performance but still managed to pocket Over Rs 1 crore on Friday.
Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri also released on Friday but the film's collection figure have not been reported yet.