R Madhavan-Kangana Ranaut starrer "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has got a flying start at the box office. The film has raised hopes of becoming one of the biggest movies at the collection centres in the opening weekend.
Only countable Bollywood films have done reasonable business in 2015. Notable among them are "Piku", "Gabbar is Back" and "Baby", which had good first weekends at the domestic box office. Hence, many are curious whether "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" will surpass the business made by these films at collection centres.
On the release day, "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has earned ₹8.75 crore and looked promising at the box office. After garnering positive response from audience and critics, there are high hopes on the film keeping the cash registers ringing on Saturday and Sunday.
"Tanu Weds Manu" has already beaten the first-day record of "Piku", which had collected ₹5.32 crore. But the Deepika Padukone starrer made stupendous business on Saturday and Sunday to end up earning ₹25.22 crore in the first weekend.
Apart from "Piku", traders are hoping "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" to beat the opening weekend records of Akshay Kumar's films "Gabbar is Back" (₹39.41 crore) and "Baby" (₹36.07 crore), Arjun Rampal-Ranbir Kapoor-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer "Roy" (₹28.68 crore), Varun Dhawan's "Badlapur" (₹23.5 crore) and Arjun Kapoor's "Tevar" (₹22.05 crore).
However, we should note that "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" has beaten the first-day collection records of "Piku", "Roy" (₹10.40 crore), "Badlapur" (₹7 crore) and "Tevar" (₹7.05 crore). So, many are looking forward to see whether the Madhavan starrer will beat the first weekend records of the afore-mentioned films.