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'Jai Ho' won't break records: Trade analyst

It stars superstar Salman Khan and has masala aplenty -- but "Jai Ho" could manage to garner barely over Rs.17 crore on its opening day at the domestic box office. Trade experts say in comparison to the star's previous films, this

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It stars superstar Salman Khan and has masala aplenty -- but "Jai Ho" could manage to garner barely over Rs.17 crore on its opening day at the domestic box office. Trade experts say in comparison to the star's previous films, this won't create any fireworks in terms of records.

Reportedly made on a budget of Rs.75 crore, "Jai Ho" hit about 4,500 screens in India. It collected Rs.17.55 crore in the country Friday, according to an official statement.

"As per my knowledge, it's less that Rs.17 crore. The figure is quite low," Rajesh Thadani from Multimedia Combines told IANS.

"When 'Ek Tha Tiger' released in 2012, it collected around Rs.30 crore on its opening day. It's Republic Day today (Sunday), so the figures will be better. But it is expected to earn maximum Rs.25 crore," he added.

Directed by Salman's brother Sohail, the movie, which also stars newcomer Daisy Shah along with Tabu and Danny Denzongpa, is a political thriller with a heavy dose of action sequences featuring Salman.

Coincidentally, Salman's super hits "Wanted (2009)", "Dabangg", "Dabangg 2" and "Ek Tha Tiger" -- were all action-packed dramas. And "Jai Ho" too belongs to the same category.

Puneet Sahay of Spice Cinemas says audiences are not so excited about the film because of the same genre.

"On Friday, the occupancy was just 40 percent and Saturday was 50 percent. Sunday's morning shows were around 80 percent.

"Going by the performance, 'Jai Ho' will probably touch Rs.100 crore in a week, but not in the first three days of its release. Some people from the audience said that it's repetitive. People are probably fed up of the fact that he is continuously doing action movies," said Sahay.


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Posted on: 28 January 2014 at 5:14am
Love you Salman! your a great actor your movies are always entertaining and worth watching maybe it wont break records but you will always remain a SUPERSTAR.

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 1:10pm
I cant believe the amount of negative articles posted about jai ho when its not even doing as bad as people r making it out to be... people need to grow up and just get past this negativity...

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 2:31am
Gosh get a grip trade analysists
Jai ho is an awesome movie
Stop taking a dig on salman khan
Insecure people all around !
Salman khan is a brand of his own and I don't think he even made this move for money or to break records! It is an awesome movie with a brilliant message
Salman khan rocks and he is truly a superstar

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 2:16am
Love you Salman Khan...

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 12:28am
I know I will watch the movie soon but not so soon.. the only thing that puts me off is the actress opposite Sallu.. don't even know how did they select her for Sallu bhai..

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 12:19am
I think Salman should take Rest afterall he is become old Tongue
Take Revital

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Posted on: 27 January 2014 at 12:00am
the movie is boring i watched it and it had good msg but it made me bored !! could be much better !

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Posted on: 26 January 2014 at 4:22pm
fingers crossed Jai Ho does extremely well and becomes a super hit or blockbuster...
rumours suggest its done well today!

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Posted on: 26 January 2014 at 9:27am
Salman Khan, your Jai Ho is a very good movie, cross fingers for it's success, all is well as Salman ki Jai Ho :)

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Posted on: 26 January 2014 at 8:49am

Despite of low tickets and his safai controversy and modi controversy it's good that jai is doing really well...

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