Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund surprised while DC's The Batman showed a good growth.
Based on the life of Vijay Barse, Jhund will be an interesting watch since it is being made by the director of Marathi smash hit fiilm Sairat – Nagraj Manjule. For our audence, Nagraj Manjule had also made an excellent story in the recently released Amazon's Unpaused 2. While Gangubai Kathiawadi revived the box office last week, Jhund opened on a low note in the morning shows across India, except for Maharasthra where the film is based. The Amitabh Bachchan starrer earned good reviews which helped it slightly in the evening and night shows but clash with the Hollywood biggie - The Batman, gave some competition, making it mint Rs 1.50 crore on its first day.
As per early trade estimates, Jhund showed a solid growth on Saturday by 52% and collected somewhere between Rs 2-2.30, bringing the two days total to Rs 3.70-3.90 crore. The budget of Jhund is Rs 30 (Production Budget: 22 Crores, Prints & Advertising Costs: 8 Crores).
On the other hand, the much anticipated The Batman opened to an excellent response on its first day in the Indian domestic market. Thanks to the solid second trailer which focuses on the crime drama, action stunts, the Cat Woman and The Riddler, solid action stunts, more emotions and more characters which invoked the curiosity to watch the film.
The Batman was able to generate Rs 6.55 crore (including the Thursday preview) on the first day which was simply superb.
As per trade estimates, the Robert Pattinson starrer grew well on second day with somewhere between Rs 7.80-8 crore, summing the two days total to around Rs 14.50 crore. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay along with Peter Craig and produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures