Jagga Jasoos has performed fairly well on its opening day at the box office, collecting 8.57 crore on Friday. The film needs big growth over the next two days to have any chance of recovering costs. The hope is that the family audience, especially the kids, will come in bigger numbers on Saturday evening onwards.
The response is extreme, it seems to be a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of film. A section of the audience has loved the film for its uniqueness and performances, while the rest haven’t had good things to say about it. The word-of-mouth is certainly nowhere close to as good as ‘Barfi’, but the costs are higher here, so recovery won’t be easy.
The advance at metro cities is slightly better than the opening day, especially in the NCR region. It will be the Top 5-10 cities that’ll have to perform in the next few days and the kind of growth the film shows on Saturday will probably decide its fate.
Amongst opening day collections of 2017 films, the opening of Jagga Jasoos is in the same range as Kaabil and Sachin: A Billion Dreams. Bahubali 2 aside, Raees remains the Hindi film to beat this year.
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