There was something to cheer about for exhibitors and theater owners across the country as Hollywood release Thor: Love and Thunder continued to bring in audience. The Marvel film scored on the second day as well as Rs. 12 crores* more came in. Of course, after a rocking first day of Rs. 18.60 crores one would have expected a very good number on the second day as well even after accounting for a drop. However, the fact that these collections too are almost similar to the lifetime of so many films with big stars that have released this year is some sort of good news.
The film has now collected Rs. 30.60 crores* already and will still be a success as today it would hold at least similar to yesterday's collections today, which means another double digit day on the cards. With another Rs. 10 crores+ expected to come in, the film will go past Rs. 40.37 crores, which is the entire first week score of the film's predecessor, Thor: Ragnarok.
Meanwhile, Bollywood release Khuda Hafiz: Chapter 2 is probably the first instance ever when a film, which released straight on OTT first, has grown into a franchise with a true sequel releasing in theatres first. It was indeed a brave move and the decision was made after taking into consideration that the first part had done well on OTT. The Vidyut Jammwal starrer has found audiences at single screens of certain mass pockets with Rs. 1.40 crores* coming in. It would all boil down to the kind of growth that it manages to have over rest of the weekend.
As for JugJugg Jeeyo, it's a set film already for the multiplex audiences, especially up north, and this is where it is continuing to bring in moolah. On Friday it collected 92 lakhs more which has pushed its total to Rs. 74.63 crores. The film has hardly fallen from its Thursday score of 1 crore (when it was impacted by Thor: Love and Thunder) and has now stabilized itself to be in a position from where it can grow quite well today and tomorrow. Rest assured, around Rs. 4.5-5 crores more will come in before the close of weekend which will take is total to nearly Rs. 80 crores.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources