Malang box office day 3: Disha Patani-Aditya Roy film earns Rs 25.36 crore, Shikara collects Rs 4.95 crore
Matching trade expectations, Mohit Suri’s latest film Malang has earned an estimated Rs 25.36 crore in three days of the release. The film stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Kunal Kemmu and Anil Kapoor in prominent roles. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.
“#Malang records decent weekend... Witnesses growth on Day 2 and 3, but jump on Day 3 is missing... Multiplexes improve... Mass circuits fair... Important to maintain the momentum on weekdays... Fri 6.71 cr, Sat 8.89 cr, Sun 9.76 cr. Total: ₹ 25.36 cr. #India biz,” Taran tweeted.
Taran also shared, “#Shikara witnesses growth, but the 3-day total is low... Should’ve doubled its Day 1 number on Day 3... Needs to stay strong on weekdays - in Day 1 range or thereabouts - to score a respectable Week 1 total... Fri 1.20 cr, Sat 1.85 cr, Sun 1.90 cr. Total: ₹ 4.95 cr. #India biz.”
Malang is also the highest weekend opener for Aditya’s solo release. “#AdityaRoyKapur versus #AdityaRoyKapur... *Opening Weekend* biz... 2013: #Aashiqui2 ₹ 20.50 cr 2014: #DaawatEIshq ₹ 13.60 cr 2016: #Fitoor ₹ 14.11 cr 2017: #OkJaanu ₹ 13.80 cr 2020: #Malang ₹ 25.36 cr Note: Solo hero films. Hence, #YJHD and #Kalank not included. #India biz,” Taran wrote.
Directed by Mohit Suri, Malang is a crime thriller. The film earned Rs 6.71 crore on day one. This is the third-best opening of the year for a Bollywood film after Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior which had opened at Rs 15.10 crore and Street Dancer 3D which had collected Rs 10.26 crore on the day of its release. It is also the highest opening solo film for Aditya.
Sharing the day-wise collection of the film, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “Malang witnesses substantial growth on Day 2, despite #Delhi having limited screenings... Should score on Day 3 [Sun] as well... Eyes Rs 24 cr [+/-] weekend - the highest for #AdityaRoyKapur [solo hero films]... Fri 6.71 cr, Sat 8.89 cr. Total: Rs 15.60 cr. India biz.”
Malang released alongside Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Shikara and Hollywood film Birds of Prey. Malang was mostly paned by critics. “While the film is backed by some intense performances from Aditya, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu, its wafer-thin plot makes you wonder why such films are still being made in Bollywood. Malang is so bad in parts that it can potentially give you a headache. Its length drags it down and what appears like an intriguing plot in the beginning soon turns limp,” read the Hindustan Times review of the film.
Taran had tweeted about Shikara, “#Shikara improves on Day 2 [rarity for a film starring newcomers]... Needs to gain ground on Day 3 [Sun]... Also needs to hold on to Day 1 levels on Day 4 [Mon] + trend well on remaining weekdays for a decent total... Fri 1.20 cr, Sat 1.85 cr. Total: ₹ 3.05 cr. #India biz.”
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