Comedy films "Jolly LLB" and "Mere Dad ki Maruti" concluded the first week with good collections at theatres across the country.
"Jolly LLB" starring Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani raked in ₹19.52 crore in the first week and ₹1.1 crore on the second Friday, taking the overall domestic total to ₹20.62 crore.
The eight-day breakup of the film is: Friday ₹3.12 crore, Saturday ₹4.23 crore, Sunday ₹5.16 crore, Monday ₹1.90 crore, Tuesday ₹1.83 crore, Wednesday ₹1.76 crore, Thursday ₹1.52 crore and Friday ₹1.1 crore.
On 15 March, three film were released but only "Jolly LLB" emerged as the big winner. The film, which is a social satire on India's legal system, had a decent weekend and maintained a rock-steady position during weekdays at multiplexes and premium single screens across the country.
Despite two new releases - "Rangrezz" and "Aatma" - this week, the earnings of "Jolly LLB" remained unaffected on the second Friday.
"Mere Dad Ki Maruti", which was released along with "Jolly LLB", had a decent first week. The comedy film starring Saqib Saleem, Ram Kapoor and Prabal Panjabi had collected ₹8.09 crore in the first week.
The small budget film opened to poor response on the opening day, but it picked up during the weekend and continued to remain steady at the domestic box office during the weekdays.
The collections were higher in the northern territories since the film is set in the backdrop of a Punjabi wedding in North India.
The first week breakup of the film is: Friday ₹1.03 crore, Saturday ₹1.51 crore, Sunday ₹2.05 crore, Monday ₹89 lakh, Tuesday ₹91 lakh, Wednesday ₹90 lakh and Thursday ₹80 lakh.
The third film -"3G" - a supernatural thriller starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan performed poorly and collected just ₹5.82 crore. The business was slightly better in mass-dominated circuits, but overall it was a disaster.