Both Mardaani 2 and Pati Patni aur Woh witnessed growth on Saturday. This was on the cards as well as the films had been impacted by the release of Dabangg 3 on Friday and after the initial euphoria, they were set to get back on track.
Mardaani 2 almost doubled up on Saturday as 1.95 crores came in. This was after Friday had sustained reasonably well with 1.15 crores. The film has collected 31.15 crores so far and while it is a given that 33 crores would be crossed by the time the weekend is through, it would be a good deal indeed if the collections come closer to the 34 crores mark. The Rani Mukerji starrer is a success story and now it is a given that a lifetime number of at least 40 crores is there for the taking.
As for Pati Patni aur Woh, it showed growth as well with 1.50 crores* coming in. The film is still collecting in its third week and has accumulated 79.10 crores* so far. The Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey starrer is expected to cross 81 crores today and that would be another good milestone. The Mudassar Aziz directed film is set for a lifetime in the vicinity of 85 crores and if not for the release of Mardaani 2, Jumanji: The Next Level, Dabangg 3 and Good Newwz, it could well have made a dash towards the 100 Crore Club. Hit.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder