Box office: 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' collects Rs. 20 crore
Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar's much-awaited movie on gay romance, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is ruling the box office. The movie, which released on Friday, has collected an impressive Rs. 20.63 crore at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal-starrer horror flick Bhoot: The Haunted Ship is lagging behind, with a two-day collection of Rs. 10.62 crore. Here are more details.
'Shubh Mangal' could collect Rs. 35 crore by Sunday
Opening in theaters on Friday, which was a festive holiday on account of Maha Shivratri, Shubh Mangal collected Rs. 9.55 crore on the first day of its release. The movie witnessed slight growth on day two, collecting Rs. 11.08 crore on Saturday. This takes Shubh Mangal's total two-day collection to Rs. 20.63 crore. It is expected to mint around Rs. 35 crore by Sunday.
'Shubh Mangal' also stars Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao
Written and directed by Hitesh Kewalya and co-produced by Aanand L Rai, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a spin-off of the 2017 movie Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. The new movie stars Ayushmann and Jitendra Kumar as a gay couple and veteran actors Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao as the latter's homophobic parents. Manu Rishi Chadha, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo have supporting roles in the movie.
The movie has mostly received mixed reviews
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. The movie is being appreciated for its sensitivity and strong performances, but some criticized the inconsistent and distracting screenplay. NewsBytes gave the movie 2.5 out of 5 stars, writing, "It sure is a good first step for mainstream Bollywood, but there is still, undeniably, a long way to go forward."
Meanwhile, 'Bhoot' has collected Rs. 10.62 crore in two days
Separately, Vicky Kaushal's first-ever horror movie Bhoot: The Haunted Ship, which clashed with Shubh Mangal at the box office, has collected Rs. 10.62 crore in two days. Directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and co-produced by Karan Johar, the movie follows the story of a young surveying officer investigating a deserted ship in Mumbai. The movie has received mixed to poor reviews from movie buffs.