Box Office India this week saw the clash of Yash Raj Films Mardaani 2 and Jumanji: The Next Level and both the filsm joined Pati Patni Aur Woh, Panipat in thier secound week. The Rani Mukherjee film opened to lukewarm responses on Day 1.
On the first day of its release, Mardaani 2 collected Rs 3.8 crore as it released in 1600 screens. This is Rani's highesr groser compared to the last two releases, Hichki and Mardaani. The collections are expected to increase over the week considering the positive reviews of the film from the audience as well critics.
Directed by Gopi Puthran, Rani stars as the fierce police officer Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film.
According to film business analyst Taran Adarsh, "The movie is witnessing 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"
Prior to Mardaani 2, Rani appeared in Hichki in March 2018. Cast as an aspiring teacher with Tourette syndrome, Rani's role of Naina Mathur was applauded by critics as well as fans. Although Hichki registered limited earnings on the first day of its release as well with Rs 3.30 crore, it witnessed a massive boost in its collections second day onwards.
Mardaani 2 narrates Shivani Shivaji Roy's expedition of capturing a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Rani recently revealed that the makers of the film have decided to scrap a promotional song for the film so as to protect the "sanctity" of the story that they are trying to present to the audiences.
Jumanji on the other hand did an impressive business of Rs 6.02 crore on its first day.