Box Office Updates: Despite major competition in the form of Dabangg 3, there were footfalls for holdover releases Mardaani 2 and Pati Patni aur Woh as well.
Mardaani 2 continued its decent run on Sunday as well with 2.55 crores coming in. The film is running at select count of screens and at various centers the occupancy was quite impressive. The Rani Mukerji starrer has done well amongst its target audience, which is primarily multiplexes, and this is where it is collecting the most as well. The film currently stands at 33.70 crores and would be hoping to collect an average of 1 crore every day right through the week.
Ditto for Pati Patni Aur Woh which brought in 2 crores* more on Sunday. With this, the Kartik Aaryan Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey starrer has gone past the 80 crores milestone with a grand total of 81.10 crores. Personally for Kartik Aaryan, though he must be happy about the film turning out to be a major hit, he would also be disheartened by the fact that it won’t reach the 100 Crore Club. The same had happened earlier this year as well when Luka Chuppi fell just a little short at 95 crores due to too much competition and now the story has repeated with this one too.
Nonetheless, both films have done well with Mardaani 2 turning out to be a good success and Pati Patni Aur Woh emerging as a hit. Come Christmas and there would be a mid-week jump again for both films on Wednesday.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder