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India’s Most Wanted box office day 2: Arjun Kapoor film shows same response as PM Narendra Modi, Aladdin dominates both

India’s Most Wanted box office day 2: The suspense thriller starring Arjun Kapoor collected Rs 3 crore on Saturday, lesser than De De Pyaar De’s second Saturday collections of Rs 4.78 crore.

bollywood Updated: May 26, 2019 15:17 IST
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Hindustan Times
India’s Most Wanted box office day 2: Arjun Kapoor’s film collects Rs 5 crore.
India’s Most Wanted box office day 2: Arjun Kapoor’s film collects Rs 5 crore.
         

India’s Most Wanted, starring Arjun Kapoor as the protagonist, showed little growth on Saturday. The film that opened at just Rs 2 crore collected Rs 3 crore on its second day, taking its total collections to Rs 5 crore. The film clashed with Vivek Oberoi’s PM Narendra Modi and Disney’s Aladdin.

According to a report in Boxofficeindia.com, PM Narendra Modi showed similar response with its Saturday collections of around Rs 3 crore. Meanwhile, Aladdin showed great growth on Saturday with collections of Rs 6.50 crore, taking its total to over Rs 12 crore.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh updated the box office figures of India’s Most Wanted on Twitter. “#IndiasMostWanted witnessed 44.29% growth on Day 2, but, ideally, the biz should’ve doubled since Day 1 was extremely low... Needs to cover lost ground on Day 3 [today]... Fri 2.10 cr, Sat 3.03 cr. Total: Rs 5.13 cr. India biz. #IMW,” he tweeted.

 

Sharing Aladdin’s box office figures, he wrote, “#Aladdin dominates, maintains a strong lead on Day 2... Faring much, much better than #Hindi releases, but it can do with higher numbers thanks to the merits and genre... Fri 4.25 cr, Sat 6.50 cr. Total: ₹ 10.75 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: ₹ 12.80 cr. All versions.”

 

The film showed lower opening collections than the other two. Sharing the opening collections of Vivek Oberoi-starrer PM Narendra Modi, Taran tweeted, “#PMNarendraModi had a lukewarm start in the morning, but picked up speed as Day 1 progressed... Evening shows witnessed better occupancy... Fri Rs 2.88 cr. India biz.” 

Aladdin emerged to be the biggest opener of the week with opening collections of Rs 4.25 crore. Updating the box office collections of the Will Smith starrer, Taran tweeted, “#Aladdin dominates... Emerges the first choice of moviegoers, eclipsing the biz of new films and holdover titles... Summer vacations + family-friendly content should ensure growth on Day 2 and 3... Fri Rs 4.25 cr Nett BOC. India biz. Gross BOC: Rs 5.06 cr. All versions.”

 

Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh’s romantic comedy De De Pyaar De continues to rule the box office even in its second week. Taran wrote about the film’s collections on Twitter, “#DeDePyaarDe gathers momentum on [second] Sat... Growth is decent, but it could’ve done with stronger biz since the word of mouth is extremely positive... Biz on [second] Sun is pivotal... [Week 2] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 4.78 cr. Total: Rs 69.41 cr. India biz. #DDPD.”

 

While India’s Most Wanted and PM Narendra Modi failed to impress the critics, Aladdin got a 3.5 star rating on Hindustan Times. India’s Most Wanted is a suspense thriller that revolves around the tracking of a dreaded terrorist. PM Narendra Modi is the biopic of the country’s Prime Minister who won a second term just day before the film’s release. Aladdin is the cinematic remake is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 film and has been directed by Guy Ritchie.

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