Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Disney musical, Jagga Jasoos opened up to positive reviews not only in its homeland but in Pakistan too. The long-awaited adventure comedy movie has so far collected 2.2cr approx over the last weekend in Pakistan.
Although the movie had its fair share of star appeal and marketing budget, the expectation was low due to its genre and delay in releases. But so far, Jagga Jasoos has exceeded expectation on all box office counts.
The movie witnessed the highest opening day for any Hindi film in Pakistan. And here’s a shocking fact: Jagga Jasoos has beaten Baahubali 2 as far as first-day collections in Pakistan is concerned. Baahubali 2 had collected 69lacs approx on day one and Jagga Jasoos has surpassed it.
Of course, the unexpected success is partly due to the delay in the release of Pakistan’s first superhero movie, Project Ghazi and partly due to its massive Disney-isque appeal to kids.
Here’s the breakdown of Jagga Jasoos’ box office collections in Pakistan, according to BoxOfficeDetail.
Friday – 72.68lacs
Sunday – 71.32lacs
The movie’s highest opening day in Pakistan is also due to the fact that neither SRK’s Raees nor Salman Khan’s Tubelight got the green signal to see a release in the country.However, it saw a dramatic fall in the business on Monday!
But this small achievement won’t make a big difference for Jagga Jasoos’ makers. Directed by Anurag Basu, the movie was swamped with delays, cost issues, and controversies. It started in 2012 but got shelved in between. By the end, the total budget of the movie reached 100 crores. And that means even if Jagga Jasoos earn 80 or 90 crores lifetime, it will still be in loss.
#JaggaJasoos declines on Mon… Fri 8.57 cr, Sat 11.53 cr, Sun 13.07 cr, Mon 4.05 cr. Total: ₹ 37.22 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 18, 2017