BOLLYWOOD: Despite critics panning the film, Richa Chadha’s Fukrey Returns continued its positive run at the box office on Sunday, earning Rs 32.20 crore over the first weekend. After a remarkable opening of Rs 8.10 crore on Friday, the sequel to 2013 film Fukrey managed to bring people to theatres over the weekend.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures, “And #FukreyReturns has a REMARKABLE opening weekend… Crosses ₹ 30 cr mark… Expected to cross *lifetime biz* of #Fukrey [₹ 36.50 cr] on Day 4 [Mon], as per current trending… Fri 8.10 cr, Sat 11.30 cr, Sun 12.80 cr. Total: ₹ 32.20 cr. India biz.
The collections show that audience is going for comedy as the year drwas to a close. After Judwaa 2 and Golmaal Returns, Fukrey 2 is one of the few films that has managed to post a profit. This despite the fact that most reviewers panned Fukrey Returns, another attribute it shares with the above films. Fukrey’s sequel also gained from the fact that it has been a lean phase with Padmavati being postponed after protests.