Opening Weekend: Jug Jugg Jeeyo Is Good, Not Great

Despite being a flawed film with a simple story, the terrific performance of Anil Kapoor and the eye-candy treats from Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani have made “Jug Jugg Jeeyo” a sought after film for families. However, though the movie is expected to break the opening weekend of Karthik Aryan’s Bhool Bhulaiaya, it hasn’t happened.

Apparently, Jug Jugg Jeeyo collected ₹37 crores nett from the Indian box office in its first weekend, while Bhool Bhulaiayya collected ₹ 56 crores roughly in its first weekend. That’s a major difference in terms of collections, while content-wise, Karthik Aryan’s movie is full-on comedy with horror and twists.

At the same time, one should appreciate Varun Dhawan for becoming that money-spinning hero as the opening weekend collections of Jug Jugg Jeeyo stand at par with Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj (₹ 39 cr) and Alia Bhatt’s Gangubhai Kathiawadi (₹ 39 cr).

On the other hand, Bollywood’s 2022 box office is yet to beat the domination of South films as KGF 2 stands tall with nearly ₹ 194+ crores (4-days weekend) opening weekend collection, while Rajamouli’s RRR amassed ₹ 76+ crores.

With Bollywood lining up interesting films like Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera, we have to see if KGF 2 and RRR records will be touched in the coming months.