On her Twitter page, director Pooja Bhatt had predicted earlier
that her latest directorial venture Jism 2 will have bigger
collections than Murder 2 and Jannat 2. As expected, her A-rated
romance thriller has done a wonderful collection at the Box Office
in India and smashed the first day collection record of Mahesh
Bhatt's 2011 release Murder 2, but it has failed to break the
opening day record of Bhatt's 2012 release Jannat 2.
Mahesh Bhatt's movie Murder 2, which was released on 8 July,
2011, had registered a very good response with its occupancy
ranging between 70% to 75% on the first day of its release. Emraan
Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez starrer film had collected Rs. 7.1
crore nett at the domestic Box Office on its opening day.
Jannat 2, which was released on May 4, 2012, had also opened to
a very good response at the domestic Box Office with its occupancy
ranging between 70% and 80% at the multiplexes and 90% and 100% at
the single screens. Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta starrer film had
grossed Rs 8.52 crore nett on the first day of its release.
Whereas Mahesh Bhatt's latest release Jism 2, which collected Rs
1.05 crore from its paid previews on Thursday, registered 55% to
70% occupancy across the country on the first day of its release.
The Sunny Leone and Randeep Hooda starrer movie has a decent
opening with its collection crossing Rs 7.5 crore nett on the first
However, the common features among three movies are that they
are sequels to Mahesh Bhatt productions. They are all erotic
thrillers and bagged average reviews from film critics. Moreover,
the response for all of them was good on the first day, but their
business has gone down on the second day. Now, it should be seen
whether Jism 2 would break the first weekend collection record of
Murder 2 (Rs. 22.7 crore) and Jannat 2 (Rs 24.03 crore).