Posted by Fenil Seta
Box Office India Trade Network
JAGGA JASOOS had a poor first week as it collected 43.75 crore nett which is the seventh highest first week collection of the year. The film had a fair weekend for what the film was worth but the inevitable happened on Monday and basically the film crashed over the weekdays. The film is not a huge disaster like BOMBAY VELVET but is still a big flop.
The failure of the film is similar to MOHENJO DARO and even the lifetime business of the film will be similar though MOHENJO DARO did release with a clash against RUSTOM. Below are the top ten opening weeks of 2017. (All collections for Hindi language only)
1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion - 1,46,67,00,000 (ALL TIME RECORD)
2. Tubelight - 1,02,57,00,000
3. Raees - 1,02,00,00,000
4. Jolly LLB 2 - 72,98,00,000
5. Badrinath Ki Dulhania - 71,77,00,000
6. Kaabil - 58,92,00,000
7. Jagga Jasoos - 43,75,00,000 apprx
8. Half Girlfriend - 42,96,00,000
9. Sachin - A Billion Dreams - 34,31,00,000
10. Naam Shabana - 26,45,00,000
The lifetime business of the film will be dependent on what sort of number it gets today (second Friday). There will be big growth on Saturday as its audience is mainly the Saturday audience but that will not help its cause anymore. The Overseas business over the first week is a little under $2 million though it missed around 25% business in Gulf as released a day late. The biggest issue with the film is not the story but how its told and actually this the problem with most Hindi films. The audience is game for new stories but as long as they are told in the traditional format they are used to. However Hindi filmmakers pick up stories from a foreign land and then also tell them in a foreign way.