Rani Mukerji starrer Mardaani 2 does well at the box office in its first weekend Instagram: Mardaani 2
After tasting success with Hichki last year, Rani Mukerji is back on the big screen with Mardaani 2. A sequel to 2014 release Mardaani, Mardaani 2 had created a good pre-release buzz thanks to the interesting trailer and decent promotions.
The film released on 13th December 2019 and received positive reviews. It took a decent opening at the box office and collected Rs 3.80 crore on day one. As the reviews were good and word of mouth was positive, it was expected that the movie will show a good jump over the weekend.
On Saturday, Mardaani 2 showed a very good jump collected Rs 6.55 crore and on Sunday it went on to collect Rs 7.80 crore. The first weekend total of the film is Rs 18.15 crore. If we look at the weekend collection, the sequel has done better than its first part. Mardaani had collected around Rs 14 crore in its first weekend five years ago.
Now, Mardaani 2 needs to be stable on the weekdays to come up with a good number in its first week. For now, it looks like the movie will collect around Rs 23-25 crore in its first week which will be good.
Dabangg 3 hits the screens on 20th December 2019. But as the content of Mardaani 2 is very strong, we can expect it to be stable even after the release of Dabangg 3.
While talking about the Mardaani franchise, Rani during a media interaction had stated, “Mardaani is not a regular franchise. I think it’s a franchise that talks about women empowerment. Shivani Shivaji Roy embodies the spirit of women empowerment in its true spirit because women when they watch a film like that, they get inspired, they feel empowered. So, it’s a different kind of film, a different kind of subject that we are dealing with. More than being pressurized about how the sequel would be, I think the most important reason was that are we raising an important issue with Mardaani 2, are we able to talk about the serious crime our city or country is facing, is there an important message that we are giving. The concept was most important.”