After having a superb opening weekend, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor's Good Newwz remained rock-steady on Monday and collected Rs 13.41 crore. With this business it has beaten biggies like Dabangg 3, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Total Dhamaal to become the fourth-highest first Monday grosser of the year after War, Kabir Singh and Saaho.
Top first Monday grossers of 2019
War - Rs 21.50 crore
Kabir Singh - Rs 17.54 crore
Saaho - Rs 14.20 crore
Good Newwz - Rs 13.41 crore
Dabangg 3 - Rs 10.25 crore
Uri: The Surgical Strike - Rs 10.51 crore
Total Dhamaal - Rs 9.85 crore
Bharat - Rs 9.20 crore
Gully Boy - Rs 8.65 crore
Kesari - Rs 8.25 crore
Mission Mangal - Rs 8.91 crore
Chhichhore - Rs 8.10 crore
Luka Chuppi- Rs 7.90 crore
The film has received appreciation for its plot and star performances. During a promotional interaction ahead of the film's release, Akshay Kumar was asked how careful the makers have been while dealing with a serious subject like IVF in a comedy. The actor had at that time replied: "We have been very careful, exactly how we were in 'Toilet (Ek Prem Katha)'. We have been very careful while dealing with it. Such a thing (exchange of sperm by mistake) has happened in reality. It has happened in several places. I feel it is a very important subject to tell people about, especially for women and families who cannot have children. Since IVF has been discovered, almost eight million babies have been born through IVF across the world. There is a success rate of 92 percent in this."
Our critic, Urmimala Banerjee, gave 3.5 stars to Good Newwz and wrote, "The highlight of the film is in the writing. Jyoti Kapoor, Raj Mehta and Rishabh Sharma have done a fab job with the screenplay and dialogues. The first half is a rib-tickling one. You will not have a single full moment. The reference to the Delhi Noida Corporation is a hoot. Coming to the performances, Diljit Dosanjh is the shining star of the film. He makes you whistle with the comic lines and is a natural in the emotional scenes. Kareena Kapoor Khan looks fabulous and puts in a solid performance."
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