The premier new release of the week, Sabbir Khan’s Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhi Agarwal starrer, MUNNA MICHAEL, saw a dull start of around 15-20 percent on an average during the opening shows. The film did witness some improvement during the latter shows, but nothing substantial. The first day appears to be in the 6-7 crore range.
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Having said that, MUNNA MICHAEL is being appreciated by a reasonable section of the young audience, which augers well for the opening weekend prospects of the film.
The other major release of the week, Prakash Jha’s Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma starrer, LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA, could not quite capitalize on the good reviews and prestige factor, managing quite an ordinary start, except for a handful of high end metro multiplexes. The film though is sure to find its audience and the very low 5 crore investment is a huge advantage.
Meanwhile, last week’s Anurag Basu directed Ranbir-Katrina starrer, JAGGA JASOOS, could not capitalize on a decent opening weekend (33-34 crore) and saw an ordinary weekday(s) run, and thus ended up netting nearly 46 crore (to be validated) during the opening week from India. Given the high involved costs, JAGGA JASOOS faces a bleak prospect at the ticket window, both in India and overseas.