Bollywood's latest releases "Jolly LLB" and "Mere Dad ki Maruti" are doing pretty well at the Indian and overseas box offices.
"Jolly LLB" starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani is ruling the ticket collection centres in India and abroad. The courtroom comedy was not released in major markets like US and UK, but it still raked in good collections overseas.
The film did well in the UAE market but the business was low in other areas like Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
On its opening weekend, the film raked in approximately ₹1.77 crore ($ 326,000).
"#JollyLLB *opening weekend* UAE $ 178,000 [₹96.44 lacs] ... Pakistan $ 38,000 [₹20.58 lacs] ... Australia A$ 22,106 [₹12.43 lacs].. .New Zealand NZ$ 17,061 [₹7.63 lacs] ... Fiji FJD 7,291 [₹2.21 lacs]," trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film, which is a social satire on India's legal system, has passed the Monday test at the domestic box office. The film witnessed around a 40 percent drop in Monday's collection as compared to Friday.
It minted ₹1.90 crore on the first Monday, taking the four-day total of the film to ₹14.41 crore. The overall total of the film (overseas + domestic) stands at ₹16.18 crore.
The earnings are better in Delhi, UP, Punjab and Mumbai. The first week business of the film is expected to total to ₹17-18 crore which is excellent for a small-budget film.
"Jolly LLB" which also features Amrita Rao in the female role was released along with "Mere Dad Ki Maruti" and "3G". But it was "Jolly LLB" that attracted a higher audience count.
"Mere Dad ki Maruti" starring Saqib Saleem, Ram Kapoor and Prabal Panjabi was released only in the UAE market. It was not released in US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji circuits.
On its opening weekend, the film raked in ₹51.31 lacs ($ 94,700) from the UAE box office.
"#MereDadKiMaruti *opening weekend* UAE $ 94,700 [₹51.31 lacs] ... Did not release in UK, USA, Australia, NZ," Adarsh tweeted.
The small budget film is maintaining a steady position at collection centres in India. It collected around ₹89 lacs on the first Monday, taking the overall domestic total to ₹5.48 crore.
"#MereDadKiMaruti is rock-steady on Monday. Fri 1.03 cr, Sat 1.51 cr, Sun 2.05 cr, Mon 89 lacs. Total: 5.48 crore," Adarsh tweeted.
"3G" a supernatural thriller starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan was a disaster at the box offices. It had opened to a dull response and raked in poor collections over the first weekend.
"3G *opng wknd* UAE $ 50,000 [₹27.09 lacs], Sun biz awaited ... Fiji FJD 21,024 [₹6.38 lacs] ... Did not release in UK, USA, Aus, NZ," Adarsh wrote.
In India, the film's business was dull collecting approximately ₹3.53 crore in three days.