With a great opening on the festival of Holi, Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s romantic drama Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar is holding well at the ticket counters. The film showed an increase in sales on its third day of release in national chains — PVR, INOX, and Cinepolis — compared to its second day.
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Taran Adarsh provided a collection update for the film until 3 pm on Friday. The writer wrote on Twitter, “#TuJhoothiMainMakkaar at national chains… Day 3 / Friday [working day]… Update at 3 pm…#PVR: 1.25 cr #INOX: 75 lacs #Cinepolis: 45 lacs ⭐️ Total: ₹ 2.45 cr Nett BOC. #TJMM trending better than Day 2 [₹ 2.34 cr till 3 pm].”
According to industry tracker Sacnilk, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar has earned around Rs 10.1 crore on its third day, which brings the total collection to approximately Rs 36.17 crore. It recorded an occupancy of 11.66 %. It opened in double digits (Rs 15.7 cr) on Wednesday, which was a holiday. Now, it is necessary for the film to match its opening over the weekend to ensure a strong result.
at national chains… Day 4 / Sat… Update: 3 pm…#PVR: 2.37 cr#INOX: 1.51 cr#Cinepolis: 1 cr
⭐️ Total: ₹ 4.88 cr
Nett BOC.#TJMM at national chains – 3 pm…
Wed: ₹ 3.93 cr
Thu: ₹ 2.34 cr
Fri: ₹ 2.45 cr
Sat: ₹ 4.88 cr [growth of 99.18%] pic.twitter.com/zK0GR4dOdm
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 11, 2023
Though Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar is not on a par with Brahmastra’s Rs.120.75 cr on its opening weekend, nor Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety third day performance, it has done better than most other recent Bollywood releases. It’s already surpassed the lifetime collections of Akshay Kumar’s Selfiee (Rs 16.60 cr) and Kartik Aaryan’s Shehzada (Rs 32 cr), plus performed better than Ranbir Kapoor’s romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma – which had a festive release to the tune of Rs 35.60 cr in its first three days.
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Film critics found the film to be boring, which may work against it going forward. In her review, she wrote, “The writers of Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar clearly didn’t get the memo that brevity is the soul of wit: the film drags on for two hours before it comes to the last twenty minutes when the pace picks up.”