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Box office: Jayeshbhai Jordaar clocks in low weekend numbers, Saunkan Saunkne sets all-time record

The Ranveer Singh-starrer saw no significant jump in collections even on Sunday while the Punjabi film roared at the box office.

Ankita Kanabar

The Ranveer Singh-starrer Jayeshbhai Jordaar (2022) had raised expectations with its choice of subject and one hoped the film would be equally jordaar when it came to box-office collections.

However, Jayeshbhai did poor business on its first day of about Rs 3 crore and saw no significant jump in collections even on Saturday and Sunday. According to trade website BoxOfficeIndia.com, the weekend collection of the film is under Rs12 crore nett.

The film’s opening weekend business matches that of films like Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui (2021) and Runway 34 (2022). With that, it can be safely said that the film has incurred a huge loss, some of which it will doubtless recover through its digital release.

On the other hand, last week's Punjabi release Saunkan Saunkne (2022), starring Ammy Virk, Nimrat Khaira and Sargun Mehta, has beaten the record of Diljit Dosanjh’s Shadaa (2019) to set a new all-time mark. The film has clocked in almost Rs9.25 crore nett over the opening weekend.

A lifetime collection of Rs4 crore nett would have made the film a blockbuster, but it recorded a daily collection of slightly under Rs4 crore on the first weekend itself.

Meanwhile, the Marathi release Dharmaveer: Mukkam Post Thane (2022) also garnered an opening weekend collection of about Rs9.08 crore, according to figures shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh, which is simply amazing.

About the poor collection of Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Taran Adarsh told Cinestaan.com, “It’s absolutely disappointing, but it has not come as a shock because the film is weak in content. Star-power works only for the first two or three shows. After that, word of mouth spreads. So nobody went to the theatres.

"Punjabi film Saunkan Saunkne and Marathi film Dharmaveer have both done fantastic business. So it all boils down to the content. If the content is good enough, people will definitely watch it.”

According to trade analyst NP Yadav, Dharmaveer has done excellent business over the weekend in Mumbai, Pune and Thane, while it has done decently in other parts of Maharashtra. It now remains to be seen if the film sustains its performance over the week.

Meanwhile, KGF: Chapter 2 (2022) has remained unaffected by the newer releases and continues to rule at the box office. Dr Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (2022) also did reasonably well on its second Friday, clocking around Rs135 crore nett so far at the Indian box office.