New Delhi: It's a jolly good day for Akshay Kumar. The 49-year-old actor's new film Jolly LLB 2 hit screens on February 10 and has made a box office score of Rs 57.72 crore, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Mr Adarsh also said the courtroom drama succeeded in performing well on its first Monday at the theatres. "Jolly LLB 2 passes the crucial Monday test," he tweeted. Taran Adarsh also provided a day-wise break-up of the collection figures for Jolly LLB 2. The Abhishek Kapoor-directed film made Rs 13.20 crores on its opening day, and Rs 17.31 crores and Rs 19.95 crores over the weekend while it recorded a score of Rs 7.26 crores on Monday.
- Jolly LLB 2 scored Rs 7.26 crores on Monday
- "Jolly LLB 2 passes the crucial Monday test," Taran Adarsh tweeted
- The Abhishek Kapoor-directed film made Rs 13.20 crores on opening day
This is what Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#JollyLLB2 passes the crucial 'Monday test'... Fri 13.20 cr, Sat 17.31 cr, Sun 19.95 cr, Mon 7.26 cr. Total: Rs 57.72 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 14, 2017
Jolly LLB 2 released on the scheduled date after the makers accepted four cuts that were suggested by the Bombay High Court. Jolly LLB 2 is a satirical take on the Indian judiciary and a three-member committee of experts were appointed to investigate an allegation that some scenes in film are "defamatory to the lawyers' profession and would be contempt of court."
Arshad Warsi played the role of the protagonist in 2013's Jolly LLB while Akshay Kumar has replaced him in the sequel as Jagdish, a lawyer who is based in Lucknow. Huma Qureshi plays the role of Jagdish's wife in the film. Jolly LLB 2 also stars Annu Kapoor and Sayani Gupta while Saurabh Shukla reprises his role from the original 2013 film.
In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "If all this sounds too solemn for a mass entertainer, do not be put off. Jolly LLB 2 does well not to take itself too seriously. It has the feel of a good-natured banter between friends rather than that of an inflated inquest conducted from a pedestal. Scintillating? No. Enjoyable? Absolutely."
Akshay Kumar will next be seen in Naam Shabana. He also has Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and 2.0 in the pipeline.