Source: HT News Service
Published on: May 17, 2023


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Vidyut Jammwal’s movie has a positive increase over the weekend and brings in 7.36 crore. The expansion must continue during the workweek as well.

IB 71, starring Vidyut Jammwal in the lead, earned ₹7.36 crore in its first weekend. While the action film grew on the weekend and gained momentum, it needs to carry it into the weekdays as well in order to have a decent first weekend. The film, which was released on May 12, also marks Vidyut’s debut as a producer.

Trade Analyst’s box office numbers for the film

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film’s box office details on Twitter. He wrote, “#IB71 gathers momentum on Day 2 and 3, the trends are positive… National chains lead, mass circuits remain low… Needs to maintain a strong trend on weekdays to stay in the running… Fri 1.67 cr, Sat 2.51 cr, Sun 3.18 cr. Total: ₹ 7.36 cr. #India biz. #IB71 at national chains… Day 1 / 2 / 3… #PVR: 45.76 lacs / 77 lacs / 85.50 lacs – #INOX: 33 lacs / 58 lacs / 75.30 lacs – #Cinepolis: 18 lacs / 30.50 lacs / 33.20 lacs – Total from *national chains*: ₹ 96.76 lacs / ₹ 1.65 cr / ₹ 1.94 cr.”

After opening with just ₹1.67 crore, the film saw a good jump on Saturday and Sunday. The actor’s previous franchise, the Commando films, have opened to much higher. However, if it gains good word of mouth, the film could see some growth on the weekdays. It doesn’t have any real competition arriving in theatres on May 19 either.

Review for the movie

The Hindustan Times review of the film stated, “An espionage thriller, IB 71 chronicles India’s top-secret mission that is said to have aided India’s victory in the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Starring Vidyut Jammwal and Anupam Kher in pivotal roles, the film starts off on a high note, but soon goes off track. With visuals, voice over, text captions and flashbacks, there’s a lot happening for one to understand the exact timeline of the film. Until the interval, I genuinely couldn’t figure what the film was trying to show or say. Directed by Sankalp Reddy, IB 71 in the first half, seemed nothing but an attempt to take us on a ride, play some riddles and leave us all confused without any answers. But thankfully, the second half picks up, pieces of puzzles start to come together and it all made some sense. Was it too little, too late? Somewhat, yes.”

Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service