Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2 has opened to positives reviews from the critics but it has failed to receive footfalls on the first day of its release. The movie has taken a slow start at the box office.
Released across 1,600 screens in India and 505 screens overseas, the Gopi Puthran's directorial debut registered merely 10 per cent occupancy on average on the opening day.
The movie has to totally depend on the positive word of mouth as the subject of the film is not massy. Mardaani 2 witnessed a rise in footfalls post 3 pm shows and has collected Rs 3.80 crore at the Indian box office on its opening day.
In the overseas market, the movie has done a fair business with limited screens. According to Bollywood Hungama, Mardaani 2 collected 1,976 USD [Rs. 1.39 lacs] from 7 screens at Australia box office and 3,041 USD [Rs. 2.15 lacs] from 10 screens at New Zealand box office.
"#Mardaani2 witnesses stronger occupancy post 3 pm shows, after a lukewarm takeoff in morning... Multiplexes are dominating... Riding on super-strong word of mouth + tremendous critical acclaim, the footfalls should multiply on Day 2 and 3... Fri ₹ 3.80 cr. #India biz," Taran Adarsh tweeted.
It remains to be seen if Rani Mukerji's crime thriller would pick up pace during its first weekend.