Mardaani 2, the second installment of franchise featuring Rani Mukerji's cop avatar Shivani Shivaji Roy, hit screens on Friday alongside global star Dwayne Johnson and his team of entertaining artists' Jumanji: The Next Level. Both films were expected to clash big on day one and Rani's cop film has failed to surpass Hollywood excesses here. While Rani's Mardaani 2 collected Rs 3.80 crore on Friday, it was challenged by Jumanji's Rs 5.05 crore. Since Jumanji also had preview shows on Thursday, with another Rs 1.15 crore adding to the collection, it now stands at Rs 6.20 crore and is expected to see more footfalls over the weekend.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the two films on Twitter and explained that despite competition from Mardaani 2, apart from Pati Patni Aur Woh and Panipat from last week, Dwayne Johnson and his Hollywood offering managed to impress the audience. He added Jumaji: The Next Level had a bigger start than its prequel Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. For Mardaani 2, he said, the film is banking on strong word of mouth and multiplex audiences to add to its share of profits.
Check out the Jumanji: The Next Level and Mardaani 2's box office collections on day one below:
#Mardaani2 witnesses stronger occupancy post 3 pm shows, after a lukewarm takeoff in morning... Multiplexes are dominating... Riding on super-strong word of mouth + tremendous critical acclaim, the footfalls should multiply on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 3.80 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 14, 2019
#Hollywood dominates yet again... #Jumanji: #TheNextLevel embarks on an impressive start... Bigger start than its prequel #Jumanji: #WelcomeToTheJungle... Thu previews 1.15 cr, Fri 5.05 cr. Total: ₹ 6.20 cr Nett BOC. #India biz. All versions. #JumanjiTheNextLevel— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 14, 2019
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