‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is seeing the best sustaining power at the box office since ‘PK’. Both in terms of absolute numbers as well as relative jump in occupancy on a day by day basis, the Aanand L. Rai directed film is on a dream run which has resulted in waves of happiness within as well as outside the industry. If the first week of the film was superb, the second weekend has shown no signs of slowing down, what with around Rs. 28 crore more coming in. This is simply fantabulous and as a result, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ has now crossed Rs. 98 crore at the Indian box office and that too in a mere 10 days.
With this, the film is now also the highest grossing Hindi film of 2015, hence leaving behind ‘Baby’, which had held the record so far with a Rs. 95 crore total. It is a feat that Kangna and Madhavan would indeed be proud of as this was certainly not a number that was being pegged for the entertainer before its release. The way the film is going, one really can’t predict a final number where it would finally end up at as the word of mouth is all around positive and more and more audience base is waking up to it on a daily basis.
For Eros, which has produced the film, it is their biggest money spinner of late, even as they gear up for their next big ticket release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. A win win film for all involved, it would continue to have a superb run this week as well and it would be interesting to see how it fares in the next week when multi starrer ‘Dil Dhadakne’ Do arrives.
Meanwhile, new release of the week ‘Welcome 2 Karachi’ stayed low and brought in Rs. 5 crore over the weekend. Though these are better numbers for Jackky Bhagnani when compared to his last few films, it could have collected better if not for the ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ wave. The film got decent response from the critics while Jackky too got the best reviews since his debut film for his comic timing. One waits to see how the film holds up during the weekdays.
‘Ishqedarriyaan’ was the other notable release of the week and didn’t get a wide release. The film had a weekend of under Rs. 50 lakhs and just couldn’t take any kind of opening whatsoever. P Se PM Tak was a washout and not even reviewed by the critics.