The two releases were never expected to set the box-office on fire, but the below par opening was somewhat of a letdown. While the Randeep-Aditi starrer MURDER 3 managed an opening in the range of 25-45 percent, Vivek-Neha's JAYANTABHAI KI LUV STORY was lower at 15-30 percent (both on an all India average).
However all is not lost and both the films have a chance to improve during the coming weekend.
Meanwhile last Friday's Neeraj Pandey directed Akshay Kumar starrer, SPECIAL 26, saw rock steady weekdays and ended the first week netting 39-40 crore (to be validated) from India. The film was also received quite well on the second Friday.
The other release of last Friday, Prabhudheva's ABCD-ANY BODY CAN DANCE, also put up a spirited performance netting 26-27 crore (to be validated) during the first week from India.