After a good opening at the box office on its first Friday, though little below expectation, the prospect of Akshay Kumar starrer looked brighter on the second day as thw collections improved.
Thanks to a good word of mouth reviews from the paying junta, “Jolly LLB 2” opened well in the morning shows on Saturday with 55 %. The North India performed the best with places like NCR, UP and Punjab showing maximum growth. Occupancy improved in the noon show to 65% while evening shows were amazing with 75% with few single screens showing positive trend. As per early estimates, the Subhash Kapoor directed is looking to earn around Rs 15-16 crores on its second day.
With first day collections ending at Rs 13.20 crores, the total two days collections should come around Rs 28.20 – 29.20 crores. The budget is pretty expensive as compared to the first part which is Rs 80 crores (production cost is Rs 30 crores, Promotion & advertising – Rs 10 crores while Akshay Kumar’s fee is a whopping Rs 40 crores). The good news is out of this, amount recovered is Rs 60 crores (Satellite rights – Rs 45 crores and Music & other rights – Rs 15 crores). “Jolly LLB 2” is releasing in 3000 screens in India and 500 screens in the overseas.
– Ketan Gupta