Bollywood courtroom comedy "Jolly LLB" dominated the box office collections of "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" and supernatural thriller "3G - A Killer Connection" in the opening weekend.
"Jolly LLB" starring Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani in lead roles minted approximately ₹12.51 crore at the domestic box office. The film, which is a social satire on India's legal system, is directed by "Phas Gaye Re Obama " fame Subhash Kapoor.
"Jolly LLB" rounded off with poor figures by raking only ₹3.12 crore on the opening day but the film gradually picked up business in multiplexes and premium single screens on Saturday and Sunday.
"#JollyLLB collected approx ₹12.51 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 3.12 cr, Sat 4.23 cr, Sun 5.16 cr," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Jolly LLB" has given tough competition to comedy film "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" starring Saqib Saleem, Ram Kapoor and Prabal Panjabi in lead roles. The movie raked approximately ₹4.59 crore in the opening weekend.
"Mere Dad Ki Maruti", which opened to poor response despite excellent critics review, picked up on the second day but did not excel at the box office.
"#MereDadKiMaruti *actuals* Fri 1.03 cr, Sat 1.51 cr, Sun 2.05 cr. Total: Rs 4.59 cr nett" Adarsh tweeted.
Supernatural thriller "3G - A Killer Connection" starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan raked only ₹3.53 crore in the opening weekend.
"#3G collected approx ₹3.53 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 1.08 cr, Sat 1.10 cr, Sun 1.35 cr," Taran Tweeted.
"3G A Killer Connection" which is written and directed by Shantanu and Sheershak received poor review from critics and the overall business in the opening weekend remained poor.
All three film - "Jolly LLB", "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" and "3G - A Killer Connection" - hit the screens on 15 March.