MOM Box Office Collection Day 2: Sridevi in a still from the film (courtesy taranadarsh)
- MOM arrived in theatres on July 7
- The film made a little over Rs 2 crore on Day 1
- It currently stands at Rs 7.98 crore
finally arrived in theatres on July 7 and delighted fans to no extent - this is Sridevi's first Bollywood movie after 2012's critically acclaimed English Vinglish
. In two days at the box office, MOM
has made a shade under Rs 8 crore, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. MOM
's box office performance also appears to be a reflection of how the Gauri Shinde-directed movie had scored in terms of ticket sales. On Saturday, Box Office India reported that Sridevi's film was off to a slow start
, raking in Rs 2.58 crore. However, Mr Adarsh assures MOM
will prove to be a successful affair at the box office - "slowly, but surely." He also compared MOM
's box office pattern to that of the veteran actress' 1997 film Judaai
. In a prediction made by Mr Adarsh, MOM
is expected to score better box office crores on Sunday.
"#Mom trending similar to Sri's last 'major release' #Judaai . #EV  and #Mom following same trend: Biz grows slowly, but surely!," read one of Mr Adarsh's tweets while: "#Mom witnesses 75.17% growth on Sat... EXCELLENT trending... Sun should be higher... Fri 2.90 cr, Sat 5.08 cr. Total: Rs 7.98 cr," read another.
However, MOMwhich has been compared with Raveena Tandon's Maatr
for being similar in theme and story-line, performed significantly better that the latter. Maatr
's single day figures were negligible perhaps because it clashed with Sonakshi Sinha's Noor
Meanwhile, Sridevi's performance in MOM
has bowled over critics and cine-goers alike. In his review for NDTV
, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "Sridevi, magnificently expressive as the titular figure, is a treat to watch. She seems to make every one of the 50 years that she has spent before the movie camera count in this virtuoso performance."
Directed by Ravi Udyawar, MOM
also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Akshaye Khanna along with Pakistani actors Sajal Ali and Adnan Siddiqui in key roles.