JugJugg Jeeyo, which is directed by Varun Dhawan, is succeeding in enticing viewers and drawing them to the theatre. The movie had a strong opening weekend, earning Rs 36.93 crore. On its debut Monday, it made another Rs 4.5–5 crore, bringing its overall earnings to Rs 42 crore.
Despite the movie’s respectable box office performance, it hasn’t been able to surpass the Monday receipts of other top movies from this year, including Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and Samrat Prithviraj. According to a Bollywood Hungama article, JugJugg Jeeyo is performing well in major cities like Delhi and Mumbai but struggles to draw crowds in mass circuits. It is now unknown if the Raj Mehta-directed film will make it through the weekday test and finish with a significant first-week haul.
JugJugg Jeeyo was unable to surpass Samrat Prithviraj, the historical drama starring Akshay Kumar, which earned Rs 39.40 crore in the first three days of release but ultimately failed due to its hefty budget. Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, earned Rs 39.12 crore during its opening weekend, while Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 outperformed them all with a haul of Rs 55.96 crore.
Film industry professionals have raised concern about the movie’s performance in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities prior to its release. Film distributor Akshaye Rathi previously stated, “I have no concerns that JugJugg Jeeyo will perform astronomically well in India’s urban areas and metropolises. The one thing I’m interested in is how well it does in smaller towns and rural India because the cast of the movie appeals to audiences outside of major cities, but it’s unclear whether the movie’s subject matter will do the same.
Both the general public and critics have had conflicting reactions to JugJugg Jeeyo. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express gave the film 2.5 stars. She stated in her review that “every time things threaten to get genuine and spiky, the Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, and Kiara Advani picture falls back on the old Big Fat Punjabi Wedding with sumptuous sets and wedding naach-gaana.”