"Mardaani" and "Singham Returns" performed well on first and second Monday at the theaters in India.
Rave reviews take the box office collections on a different note and Rani Mukherji's "Mardaani" is the latest film to prove that. After "Queen", "Mardaani" is the second film that has shown tremendous growth in its income.
After a slow start, the business of the women oriented film picked during the weekend. On Monday, it witnessed a drop, but it was normal when compared to big budget films.
"Mardaani had a slow start but the film's business picked up thanks to word-of-mouth. One needs to see how it will perform this week," exhibitor Rajesh Thadani told Mid-Day.
In its four days, "Mardaani" raked in ₹16.89 crore from domestic box office.
The four days breakup of the film is: Friday ₹3.46 crore, Saturday ₹4.75 crore, Sunday ₹6.25 crore and Monday ₹2.43 crore.
With "Mardaani" going tax free in Madhya Pradesh, it is expected to fetch in more money from collection centers.
Ajay Devgn and Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer "Singham Returns" had a super strong second Monday and it managed to overshadow the first Monday collection of "Mardaani".
The action drama film minted ₹2.68 crore on its second Monday, compared to the latter's ₹2.43 crore. "Singham Returns" is climbing the box office chart with its superb collection.
It has become Devgn's highest grosser film till now with ₹130 crore. Trade analysts believe that the film would cross the ₹150 crore mark at the box office by the end of its second week.
However, it is unlikely that the film will cross the ₹150 crore mark, as its collection declined in the second week.
"One expected it to rake in ₹200 crore but there was a drop in its second week collections. With Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner, we don't know how it will fare in the coming days," Thadani said about "Singham Returns".