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‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is top first weekend grosser in 2015; Eros’ scrip jumps

MUMBAI: Boasting a net collection of Rs 38.15 crore (Rs 381.5 million), Eros International’s latest release ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ has become the top first weekend grosser at the box office in 2015.

The sequel to the 2011 hit film saw the lead actors—R Madhvan, Kangna Ranaut (this time in a double role), and Jimmy Shergill—essay the same roles.

With positive reviews and massive word of mouth, the film’s collections gradually increased every day during its first weekend.

tanu weds manu returnsOn Friday, the film collected Rs 8.85 crore (Rs 88.5 million). On Saturday, its net collection shot to Rs 13.20 crore (Rs 132 million), and on Sunday, the collection was over 1.8 times of Friday, at Rs 16.10 crore (Rs 161 million).

The previous top first weekend grosser at the box office in 2015 was ‘Gabbar is Back’, which had collected Rs 36.88 crore (Rs 368.8 million) in the first three days.

The strong opening at the box office has also made investors bullish on the company and its scrip saw a 4.83 per cent jump on the BSE, before closing at Rs 435.70 per share, or 3.87 per cent up, compared to its previous close.

The year 2015 has been a mixed year for Eros so far. While it delivered two hits at the box office in ‘Badlapur’ and ‘NH10’, it also lost money on ‘Tevar’ and ‘Shamitabh’.

The company is expecting a good performance from ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’.

Film critic Rajeev Masand has called the film “funnier, better acted and far superior to its prequel”. In his review, Masand said that the Anand L Rai-directed film is a crowd-pleaser in every sense of the term.

Meanwhile, Multi Screen Media’s (MSM) co-produced movie ‘Piku’ has netted Rs 71.72 crore (Rs 717.2 million) in 17 days.