John Abraham's much anticipated film Satyameva Jayate 2 released in theatres on Thursday (November 25, 2021). Helmed by Milap Zaveri, the mass entertainer stars the actor in a triple role while Divya Khosla Kumar plays the leading lady.
However, film opened to negative reviews from the critics and received flak for its tired stereotypes and messy story-telling. Speaking about its performance at the box office on its opening day, the film collected Rs 3.60 crore on Day 1.
Satyameva Jayate 2 began on a slow note in multiplexes with Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi giving it some stiff competition. Apparently, the film got a lackluster start in the North and West regions.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#SatyamevaJayate2 registers low numbers on Day 1... Multiplexes weak... Single screens of mass circuits better, but not enough to compensate... Going forward, will need to grow on Day 2, since it faces another mass-centric film [#Antim]... Thu ₹ 3.60 cr. #India biz."
Earlier while speaking with IANS, John had said that his film is meant for the masses and not for the niche audience.
The actor had said, "Firstly, our film Satyameva Jayate 2 is made for the mass audience and not for the niche. People who buy tickets, go to the theatres, especially the audience of single-screen theatres in a small town, are not bothered about the reviews and critical explanation. They want entertainment."
He had further added, "That is why their enthusiasm is also reflected in the box-office collection. For us, actors and producers, that is the most important factor. I also must mention that there is a clear disconnect between what is happening on social media and how that is played out on box-office collections."