SOTY opened well in the multiplexes and earned a little lower in the single screens. The movie received excellent reviews from the critics and also gained a positive word of mouth from the audience. It opened well and showed a good jump in its collection. SOTY held well on the weekdays as well and it crossed Rs. 40 crores mark in its first week.
Not only the film performed well in the domestic market but also it grossed an excellent amount in the overseas. Due to its stronghold in the domestic as well as the overseas market, SOTY took its worldwide earning over Rs. 90 crores. Student of the Year gave a much-needed boost to the film career of three debut actors namely, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, and Varun Dhawan.