On her Twitter page, director Pooja Bhatt had predicted earlier that her latest directorial venture Jism 2 will have bigger collections than Murder 2 and Jannat 2. As expected, her A-rated romance thriller has done a wonderful collection at the Box Office in India and smashed the first day collection record of Mahesh Bhatt's 2011 release Murder 2, but it has failed to break the opening day record of Bhatt's 2012 release Jannat 2.
Mahesh Bhatt's movie Murder 2, which was released on 8 July, 2011, had registered a very good response with its occupancy ranging between 70% to 75% on the first day of its release. Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez starrer film had collected Rs. 7.1 crore nett at the domestic Box Office on its opening day.
Jannat 2, which was released on May 4, 2012, had also opened to a very good response at the domestic Box Office with its occupancy ranging between 70% and 80% at the multiplexes and 90% and 100% at the single screens. Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta starrer film had grossed Rs 8.52 crore nett on the first day of its release.
Whereas Mahesh Bhatt's latest release Jism 2, which collected Rs 1.05 crore from its paid previews on Thursday, registered 55% to 70% occupancy across the country on the first day of its release. The Sunny Leone and Randeep Hooda starrer movie has a decent opening with its collection crossing Rs 7.5 crore nett on the first day.
However, the common features among three movies are that they are sequels to Mahesh Bhatt productions. They are all erotic thrillers and bagged average reviews from film critics. Moreover, the response for all of them was good on the first day, but their business has gone down on the second day. Now, it should be seen whether Jism 2 would break the first weekend collection record of Murder 2 (Rs. 22.7 crore) and Jannat 2 (Rs 24.03 crore).