MUMBAI: They might be named after a car and telecommunication technology, but both YRF’s ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ and Eros International’s ‘3G’ saw no speed to the their collections at the box office in their opening weekends.
Directed by debutante Ashima Chibber, and starring TV’s Ram Kapoor, Saqib Saleem and Rhea Chakraborty, ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ earned merely Rs 10 million (Rs 1 crore) net at the ticketing windows on Day 1. The comedy film, revolving around a boisterous Punjabi family and the son’s quest to retrieve his father’s lost Maruti car, performed best in parts of Northern India like Delhi and Punjab.
The three day total of ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ lies in the dismal range of Rs 44.5 million (Rs 4.45 crore) net.
On the other hand, Sheershak Anand & Shantanu Ray Chhibber directed ‘3G’, featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh opposite Sonal Chauhan has performed even worse at the box office in its opening weekend.
Day 1 for ‘3G’ was slightly above par with YRF’s ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti at approximately Rs 10.5 million (Rs 1.05 crore) net. However, the weekend saw no improvement for this psychological thriller, with the three day total settling in the range of Rs 33.5 million (Rs 3.35 crore) net. Having failed to impress both audiences and critics alike, the film is not likely to sustain its first week.
Meanwhile the third release this week, ‘Jolly LLB’ is faring best out of the lot. SEE REPORT