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.
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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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
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..
fingers crossed Jai Ho does extremely well and becomes a super hit or blockbuster...
rumours suggest its done well today!
Salman Khan, your Jai Ho is a very good movie, cross fingers for it's success, all is well as Salman ki Jai Ho :)
Despite of low tickets and his safai controversy and modi controversy it's good that jai is doing really well...
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