Jolly LLB 2 has garnered 72 crore net in it’s first week which is neither extremely good nor disappointing. The film’s first day business was a little underwhelming at 12 crores but Saturday more than made up for it with a jump of 35% collecting 16 crore. Sunday too was par for the course and with fairly decent holds through week days, 1st week collection is a respectable amount though lower than Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.
However Akshay seems to be getting into a slot now with the best of his films only managing to touch 5 year old Rowdy Rathore’s 130 crores. Though the lowest have gone as low as Joker’s 20 odd crores. What Akshay needs is a universal hit that takes him to at least 200 crores club. The problem his as if now only 2.0 seems to have potential for that and there Akshay is playing a villain. Rest of his films like Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, Crack and Gold may not do the needful.
Perhaps the Salman Khan – Karan Johar production on battle of Saragarhi may be that one breakthrough film that Askhay needs . But that is still sometime off and by that time the bars would have been raised further.