Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 may have been slammed by the critics, but the film got off to a fairly decent start on the opening day at the box office.
As per initial estimates, the film grossed somewhere between Rs. 7 crore to Rs. 7.5 crore on Friday. The business was best in North India, particularly East Punjab, Delhi, NCR, and UP. Even Rajasthan notched up good numbers, but the response isn’t that good in Maharashtra.
The film, starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, has been panned by the critics which may work to its disadvantage, but the mass entertainer is likely to pull crowds on Saturday and Sunday.
Another thing that has worked to the disadvantage of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is the competition it’s facing from the last week’s release Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
After storming past the 100 crore mark in the first week itself, the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer is still going strong. It added another Rs. 7 crore to its kitty on Friday, which means that it ate into the business of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 by an estimate of about Rs. 2 crore.
The nine-day collection of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani stands at Rs. 114.61 crore. SUPERHIT.