Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund held slightly well while DC’s The Batman dropped heavily on first Monday at the box office.
Based on the life of Vijay Barse, Jhund stars Amitabh Bachchan in the title and film is made by the director of Marathi smash hit fiilm Sairat – Nagraj Manjule. While Gangubai Kathiawadi revived the box office last week, Jhund opened on a low note and the clash with the Hollywood biggie – The Batman, deteriorated its performance Rs 1.50 crore on its first day. There was a good growth on Saturday with Rs 2.1 crore followed by Rs 2.9 crore on Sunday.
As per early trade estimates, Jhund showed a decent hold on Monday and collected somewhere between Rs 1-1.05 crore, bringing the four days total to Rs 7.6 crore which is still not up to the mark, considering 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 6.73 crore (including the Thursday preview) on the first day which was simply superb. The earning was up on Saturday with Rs 7.73 crore followed by slight growth on Sunday with Rs 7.74 crore.
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As per trade estimates, the Robert Pattinson starrer dropped heavily on Monday with somewhere between Rs 2.10-2.15 crore, summing the three days total to around Rs 25 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