Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the numbers on Saturday. “#Judwaa2 pumps oxygen in the lungs of an ailing industry... Has a TERRIFIC Day 1... Fri ₹ 15.55 cr. India biz,” he said.
Adarsh went on to tweet the year's top films which had bumper openings.
“Top 5 openers - 2017: 1 #Baahubali2 Rs 41 cr 2# Tubelight Rs 21.15 cr 3# Raees Rs 20.42 cr 4# Judwaa2 Rs 15.55 cr 5# JHMS Rs 15.25 cr India biz,” he tweeted.
However, a great opening doesn't necessarily ensure that the film will sail through, as has been the case with Salman Khan-starrer “Tubelight”.
“Judwaa 2” is a remake of the 1997-hit starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and south Indian actor Rambha. The film was also directed by David Dhawan, who has now directed his son Varun in the reboot.
Said to be a laugh riot, “Judwaa 2” received mixed reviews while a few had a word of praise for Varun Dhawan's performance.
Varun play twins, Raja and Prem, while Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu play the love interests to his twin avatars.