Emraan Hashmi’s magic seems to be working again. His steamy chemistry with Jacqueline Fernandez appears to have got a thumbs up from the viewers who have been leaving quite a seat bums in theatres. Murder 2, directed by Mohit Suri, opened to a heartening 70 percent response at theatres on Friday. The footfalls are likely to go up on Saturday and Sunday, regardless of the critics who have panned the film as a shameless copy of the Korean film, ‘The Chaser’.
Interestingly, Murder 2 is still getting tough competition from Delhi Belly, released last Friday. The film has rounded off its first week with a collection of Rs. 36.50 crore nett, and there is still no let up in the audience response as the film enters its second week at box office.
In comparison, Amitabh Bachchan’s Bbuddah - Hoga Terra Baap pales with a meagre collection of a little less than Rs. 10 crores. Below Average.
This week’s other release Chillar Party, the first film of Salman Khan as a producer, fared disappointingly at box office despite getting nods from critics. The film saw a meagre 15 to 20 percent response at theatres.
The coming Friday would see the release of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The film is riding on a lot of hype and expected to take a good start.