Jagga Jasoos is from the adventure musical space which has very rarely been explored by Bollywood. It has spent three days at the box office now and has made Rs 33.17 crore at the box office. And by doing so, Jagga Jasoos has become the second highest opening weekend grosser for Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif‘s jodi. The first spot is definitely been taken by Raajneeti.
Raajneeti released in 2010 and earned Rs 33.67 crore in its opening weekend. Boasting of a cast many had not seen in a film then, this Prakash Jha film was said to be a modern version of Mahabharat. It not only had Ranbir and Katrina in the lead, but there was Ajay Devgn, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar and others. If that wasn’t one electrifying cast, what was! Plus, the execution was so perfectly done that people just lapped it up. The film also got some really good reviews. No wonder that it is still Ranbir-Katrina’s highest grosser! In fact, it missed the Rs 100 crore mark by only a few crores. (Also read: 5 things I liked about Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos and you should too)
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani, their first film together had earned Rs 22.52 crore in its opening weekend which was a total as the film was very reasonably made. But Jagga Jasoos might not be able to make much of a difference for its investors if the opening weekend collection is anything to go by. The budget is pretty high for the film and such average collections will be its undoing. The film as of now has earned…
#JaggaJasoos Fri 8.57 cr, Sat 11.53 cr, Sun 13.07 cr. Total: ₹ 33.17 cr. India biz.
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It remains to be seen what becomes of the film at the end. Jagga Jasoos has put up some crazy numbers in the coming week to make a difference. Also, the film has been released at limited screens which might have affected it a bit too.