Marjaavaan box office collection day 1: Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh film earns Rs 7.03cr as Ayushmann’s Bala holds ground
Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marjaavaan has posted encouraging box office figures on the first day of release despite largely negative reviews. The Milan Milap Zaveri film, which was slammed for being too gimmicky and melodramatic, has made Rs 7.03 crore on Friday.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures and wrote, “#Marjaavaan posts respectable numbers on Day 1... Mass circuits / single screens very good, contribute to the total... Metro multiplexes ordinary... Multiplexes of Tier-2 + Tier-3 cities good... Should witness growth on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 7.03 cr [2922 screens]. #India biz.”
Marjaavaan is a revenge saga that also stars Tara Sutaria as the female lead. While Tara plays a mute girl, Riteish’s character is a dwarf in the film.
Talking about box office success and failures, Sidharth had recently said, “I look at it from a learning point of view. Even massive superstars of the country can’t predict the future of their films. It’s a part and parcel of the business. I have a lot of gratitude that I am a working actor. You can’t let your previous Friday affect your coming Friday.”
Taran also shared figures for Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala which earned Rs 3.76 crore on its second Friday, making a total of Rs 76 crore. “#Bala is steady... Biz should gather momentum on [second] Sat and Sun... Multiplexes should witness substantial growth, taking it closer to ₹ 100 cr mark... [Week 2] Fri 3.76 cr. Total: ₹ 76 cr. #India biz,” he tweeted. Directed by Amar Kaushik, Bala is also his consecutive hit after his hit 2018 film, Stree. It had collected around Rs 129 crore at the domestic box office.
Bala is the story of a bachelor worried about his receding hairline and features Yami as a small town TikTok star named Pari Mishra and Bhumi Pednekar essays the role of a dark-skinned girl in the film.
Bala is Ayushmann’s third hit of this year and his seventh consecutive hit in three years. Ayushmann also had his biggest opener with Bala earning Rs 10.15 crore on day one and the film is also the first Ayushmann’s movie to be released in Saudi Arabia.
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