Jagga Jasoos weekend box-office collection: Ranbir-Katrina's film earns Rs 33.17 cr

FP Staff

Jul,17 2017 15:12 33 IST

It has been three days since the release of Anurag Basu's Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif-starrer Jagga Jasoos hit the theatres across the globe. It was unarguably one of the most sought after films this year.

In a previous report, Firstpost had said that the film opened with mixed reviews despite critics appreciating the attempt. The film garnered Rs 8.50 crore on the first day at the box-office.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter on 17 July to reveal the weekend box-office collection of the film. He tweeted:


Speaking to indianexpress.com, film trade expert Girish Johar said, "Makers could have cut the cost of production by 50%. If the film wouldn’t have been delayed, Jagga Jasoos would have a cake walk at the box office."

This film has released after a long delay owing to many reasons— production requirements (Jagga Jasoos being a musical had its own share of problems), many scenes being reshot as there was no definite script for the film and then the mostly speculated Rambir-Katrina breakup. Thus, the film has lot on stake.

Ranbir Kapoor seriously needs a big hit after Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, since his previous films had tanked at the box office, despite getting good reviews for his performances. But the actor needs a commercial hit. If  Jagga Jasoos also flops, it will add to her string of flops after Baar Baar Dekho and Fitoor. Also, it will also add to the notion that commercial films for kids don't make it big at the Indian box-office, since not even a single children's film post Rakesh Roshan's Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish series has made it large.

Ranbir Kapoor has anyway promised all the distributors of his film to compensate for the losses incurred by them.

Jagga Jasoos also stars Sayani Gupta, Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla and Karan Wahi. It is co-produced by Basu's Ishana Movies and Ranbir Kapoor's Picture Dekho Entertainment, which is the actor's film production debut.