MUMBAI: Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 2 starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and Trisha is one of the most awaited films. The movie’s first instalment had received a fantastic response, and it was expected that the sequel would also take a bumper opening.
Well, the movie has taken a good start but surprisingly, the opening is less than the first part. We have usually seen that sequels take better openings, but that has not happened with PS 2.
Ponniyin Selvan 2 has collected Rs. 25.45 crore (all languages) on its day one. The major chunk has come from Tamil language with the collection of Rs. 18.97 crore, and the Hindi version has collected Rs. 1.7 crore. The first instalment of the movie had collected Rs. 34 crore (all languages) on its day 1.
The reviews are mainly positive and even word of mouth is good, so we can expect the movie to show a growth over the weekend. But, it will be interesting to see whether PS 2 will be able to beat PS 1 at the box office.
Meanwhile, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan starring Salman Khan and Pooja Hegde has shown a drop further, and has underperformed on its second Friday. As per early estimates, the film has collected around Rs. 1.90 crore on its second Friday which is very low. Till now, the movie has collected around Rs. 92 crore, and now it needs a miraculous jump during the second weekend to enter the 100 crore club.
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