Irrfan’s ‘Blackmail’ has a poor first weekend, gets affected due to IPL and ‘Baaghi 2’


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Irrfan Khan‘s ‘Blackmail’ started off on a poor note at the box office and didn’t show a great jump over the weekend too. The movie did a business of Rs 3.35 crore nett on Saturday and Rs 4 crore nett on Sunday taking its three day business to Rs 9.85 crore nett.

The collections are in the same range as his earlier movies like ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ and ‘Madaari’, but they are less than that of ‘Hindi Medium’ which had collected around Rs 12 crore nett. The movie’s dark comedy theme didn’t work for the audience much.

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Also, the IPL Matches over the weekend affected the business to some extent. And to add to it, Tiger Shroff‘s ‘Baaghi 2’ also affected the business of ‘Blackmail’. ‘Baaghi 2’ did a business of Rs 20.25 crore nett in its second weekend, which is double the first weekend business of Irrfan Khan-starrer. (Also Read: Blackmail movie review: A mad, zany tale!)

‘Blackmail’ has a low budget of around Rs 18-19 crore which includes PA. The digital will cover almost 50% of the film’s cost and it’s going to be a plus point for the producers, but we don’t know if the satellite will work for the makers as the theatrical medium hasn’t given the desired numbers yet.



Janhvi-Ishaan's 'Dhadak' has an impressive run over the first weekend

Janhvi-Ishaan's 'Dhadak' has an impressive run over the first weekend

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter’s debut film ‘Dhadak’ is soaring high at the box office. The opening day collection of Rs 8.71 crore, itself turned out to be a record breaker for the newcomers. The second day of the film saw an upward trend, with the movie cashing in Rs 11.04 crores, making the grand total to Rs 19. 75 crores.

The first weekend collection of Shashank Khaitan’s directorial has left us baffled, as the movie has raked in a whopping Rs 13.92 crores on Sunday. ‘Dhadak’ now stands at a grand total of Rs 33.67 crores. The fantastic box office figures were shared by renowned trade analyst Taran Adarsh on his Twitter handle.

Sharing the figures, Taran wrote, “And the BO numbers do the talking… #Dhadak packs an IMPRESSIVE TOTAL in its opening weekend… A consistent run on weekdays will help put up a STRONG Week 1 total… Fri 8.71 cr, Sat 11.04 cr, Sun 13.92 cr. Total: ₹ 33.67 cr. India biz.

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Produced under Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions, the movie released on July 20. ‘Dhadak’ is an official adaption of the 2016 Marathi film ‘Sairat’ by Nagaraj Manjule. Just like Manjule, Karan Johar introduced us with two new faces in the industry, Shahid Kapoor‘s brother, Ishaan Khatter and Sridevi‘s daughter Janhvi Kapoor.

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Janhvi and Ishaan's 'Dhadak' registers good numbers on Day 2 at the box office!

Janhvi and Ishaan's 'Dhadak' registers good numbers on Day 2 at the box office!

‘Dhadak’, which marks the much-awaited Bollywood foray of Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, registered an opening day collection of Rs 8.71 crore, making a record for a Hindi movie with newcomers in India, according to its makers.

On its second day, the film has minted Rs 11.04 crores, taking the grand total to Rs 19.75 crores. With this trend, the makers are aiming at Rs 30 crores first weekend which will be a great milestone for the lead actors.

The film is a Hindi remake of hit Marathi film ‘Sairat’. Directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar, the film had hit the theaters on 20th July 2018.

Coming back to Janhvi Kapoor, the actress was recently asked whether she believes she has become a star with the success of ‘Dhadak’, she said, “I don’t think I am a star as of now, I am just trying to be an actor.”

When asked who gave her the best compliment so far for her performance, she said, “I got the best compliment from my director Shashank Khaitan when he told me that he is proud of me. But more than that, I feel the kind of overwhelming response that we are getting here is the biggest compliment for all of us”.

With an overwhelming response and beating Dharma Productions ‘Student Of The Year‘ which collected Rs 8 crore on its first day, Khaitan said, “I was confident about the film.”

“Till now, many people have watched the film. These two kids (Ishaan and Janhvi) have done a fantastic job. We saw such kind of iconic love story after so many days.”

“We had faith in the kind of honesty and hard work we made this film with. We all would like to thank Karan Johar for believing in all of us,” Khaitan expressed.

Also Read: ‘Dhadak’ Box Office: Ishaan and Janhvi’s film is off to a good start; breaks record!