Drishyam 2 starring Ajay Devgn ought to aim for a double digit start at the Indian box office and then increase on Saturday and Sunday to pack a punch over the opening weekend. Read the whole report.
The follow-up to the 2015 thriller Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, and Akshaye Khanna, is scheduled to hit theatres on November 18. The central board of film certification gave the Abhishek Pathak-directed movie a U/A certification; the authorised running time was 2 hours and 22 minutes (142 minutes). It is getting a reasonably wide distribution, with the majority of the country’s multiplexes hosting screenings.
Drishyam 2 Screen Count and Advance Booking
Early indications indicate that Drishyam 2 will open on approximately 3000 screens in India (we are awaiting confirmation of this number), though this number may rise as more people reserve tickets for the thriller in advance. Though the most significant two days will be Wednesday and Thursday, full-fledged pre-bookings began on Sunday AM and have continued since. The movie has already sold 39,000 tickets at the three national chains, PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis, as of Wednesday morning. This is one of the highest advance grosses for a movie in the post-pandemic era. In order to put things into perspective, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had sold roughly 33,000 tickets in the three chains by Wednesday midday, and Drishyam might have sold a similar amount.
This is one of the highest advances a movie has had in the post-pandemic era with 39,000 tickets sold in the three national chains of PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis. To put things into context, Drishyam might have easily topped that by Tuesday late night, while Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had sold about 33,000 tickets in the three chains by Wednesday lunchtime.
The difference between Drishyam and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 would be in how well the films did during the previous two days. The latter, which is a pure commercial entertainer, did exceptionally well on Thursday. On the other hand, Drishyam is a thriller, therefore the last push can be restricted due to the attractiveness among the audience. However, the end result will be excellent because Drishyam 2 is expected to perform better than many other movies, such as Samrat Prithviraj.
Vikram Vedha (60,000), Laal Singh Chaddha (63,000), Gangubai (56,000), Jugg Jugg Jeeyo (57,000), Shamshera (48,000), and others are only a few. At the very least, it should aim to be the third-largest advance of the year for a Hindi film in the national chains, behind Brahmastra and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
Drishyam 2 opening day expectation
The ultimate advance for Drishyam 2 should be in the range of 70,000 to 80,000 tickets across the three chains, which is excellent for a movie of this type. The franchise element has benefited the movie because audiences in the metropolises actually liked the first installment’s material. The film will aim for a double-digit plus opening if the trailer’s success is any indication. If the movie’s reviews are favorable, Drishyam 2 may be able to surpass the Rs 12 crore mark.
However, the on-the-day walk-in crowd would have a big impact on all of these numbers. The movie will be in a fantastic position if it debuts in the double digits since strong word-of-mouth would help it to a very strong opening weekend totaling close to Rs 40 crore. However, each of these depends on the in-person audience, the release date, and word-of-mouth.