Mohit Suri’s Malang starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor, Disha Patani and Kunal Kemmu got a decent opening at the box office. The film earned Rs 6.71 crore on Friday though it could have earned better since it has all the essentials of a Bollywood masala entertainer.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, “#Malang is decent on Day 1… Should’ve grossed higher given its genre… National multiplexes contribute 50%+ of Day 1 biz… Mass circuits low… Needs to show more than normal jump on Day 2, though biz in #Delhi will be limited… Fri ₹ 6.71 cr. #India biz.”
Now, the romantic action thriller will face the real test on the weekend and it remains to be seen if the audience will choose it over Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which has been ruling the ticket counters for over four weeks now.
The total collection of the Ajay Devgn-Saif Ali Khan starrer period drama stands at Rs 260.67 crore. “#Tanhaji [Week 5] Fri 1.15 cr. Total: ₹ 260.67 cr. #India biz,” tweeted Taran Adarsh.
This week’s other release, Shikara, helmed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra had a surprise opening at the ticket counters. The film which has no big names attached to it pulled people to cinema halls. Taran Adarsh shared, “#Shikara surprises on Day 1… Released at multiplexes mainly, the biz gathered momentum post noon shows [a norm nowadays]… Needs to double its Day 1 number on Day 2 and maintain the trend on Day 3 for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 1.20 cr. #India biz.”
One film which has been affected by the new releases is Saif Ali Khan and Alaya F’s Jawaani Jaaneman. With a fall in the screen count, the film managed to earn only Rs 1.04 crore on Friday, bringing its total collection to Rs 21.25 crore.
“#JawaaniJaaneman is hit by new releases… The screen count as well as shows have reduced… Metros should be back on track on [second] Sat, although #Delhi – where it’s performing well – will be limited on Sat… [Week 2] Fri 1.04 cr. Total: ₹ 21.25 cr. #India biz,” Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter.