Jagga Jasoos box office collections: Released on July 14, the much-awaited, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos after hitting the theatres managed to earn Rs 8.57 crore in the domestic market on its opening day. In order to watch heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor playing the role of a spy in this mysterious drama, the film could have gathered a huge audience but it failed to do so. A Hollywood science fiction- War for the Planet of the Apes acted as a barrier in Anurag Basu’s path to earn in double digits. The two releases cater to the same target audience- kids and youth, due to which the viewers of the two movies were divided. According to a Bollywood Hungama report, War for the Planet of the Apes earned Rs 2.20 crore on its opening day, but its release was enough to divert the audience. In short, one can say that the people kind of preferred apes over spies!
The Anurag Basu film that was released in 1,800 screens across the country on Friday (July 15) could have done well on box office without any competition. Considering it did not get an extendd weekend benefit, it would have definitely helped the Bollywood movie get into double figures on day 1. Despite having big Hindi film industry associated with it, the film witnessed an occupancy rate of mere 25-to- per cent in its morning shows on the first day.
On its second day, the film picked up pace and managed to earn Rs 11.53 crores and bring its total collection close to Rs 20.10 cr. The single most important point here is that Saturday’s traffic jumped considerably and it even breached the 2-figure mark. What has happened is that on Friday the limited number of people who saw it liked it enough to pass on the good word. Unfortunately, for Ranbir, Apes did get some critical acclaim and that is going to haunt.