Updated June 8th, 2024 at 11:36 IST

Munjya Box Office Collection Day 1: Sharvari-Abhay Starrer Opens On Good Note, Earns ₹4.21 Crore

The plot of Abhay Verma and Sharvari Wagh starrer Munjya centres on the legend of Munjya, inspired by Indian folklore and mythology.

A still from Munjya trailer. | Image:YouTube
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Munjya, a supernatural horror comedy set in Pune and the Konkan region, stars  Sharvari, Mona Singh, Abhay Verma and Sathyaraj in the lead roles. The movie hit the theatres yesterday, June 7, and made a fairly good opening at the box office. The plot of the movie centres on the legend of Munjya, inspired by Indian folklore and mythology.

Munjya box office collection day 1

Helmed by Aditya Sarpotdar, the movie earned ₹4.21 crore in India net on its first day, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Munjya had an overall 21.49 per cent Hindi occupancy on Friday with the maximum reported in Mumbai (27 per cent). He shared his opinion regarding the occupancy and said, “the affordable ticket pricing at several properties has also helped generate footfalls.” Seeing the first-day collection, it seems the daily earnings might rise on the weekend - Saturday and Sunday. 

“Clearly, the CGI ‘actor’ has opened BIGGER than most star-studded films. #Munjya springs the biggest surprise of 2024… Embarks on a FANTASTIC START on Day 1… Fri [includes Thu midnight screenings] ₹ 4.21 cr. #India biz. #Boxoffice. The affordable ticket pricing at several properties has also helped generate footfalls… With a solid Day 1 in the kitty, #Munjya needs to cement its status over the weekend [Sat - Sun],” he wrote.

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(A still from trailer | Image: Instagram)

What else do we know about Munjya?

It is the fourth film of Maddock Supernatural Universe after Stree, Roohi and Bhediya. The movie follows the story of the eponymous mythical creature and how he wreaks havoc in the life of Bittu (played by Abhay). In the film, Mona plays Pummy, a single working mother who is overly protective of Bittu. The plot revolves around a young man Bittu, who visits his native village and learns a family secret and a vengeful spirit, Munjya, who wants to get married. Now the young man must fight to protect himself and his love from Munjya's clutches leading to a humorously chaotic and terrifying adventure.

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(A poster of Munjya | Image: Instagram)

During one of the promotional events, director Aditya Sarpotdar revealed that around 50 per cent of the budget of Munjya was allotted to the visual effects in the upcoming horror comedy. "The 50 per cent cost of the film was spent on the VFX. And that's a big number. That's the conviction or the importance of the VFX ... We created a creature from CGI and VFX space which came from a lot of research and development and back and forth in trying to get it right," Sarpotdar told PTI in an interview.

The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik. 

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Published June 8th, 2024 at 10:33 IST