Tuesday Collection of Kahaani 2
Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 has managed to grow steadily at the box office throughout the weekend in spite of facing competition from Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi which continued to run smoothly on its second weekend. Both the films attribute their constant rise to word of mouth. Both films are led by female actors who are holding their own at the box office. Kahaani 2 opened to a lukewarm collection of Rs 4.25 crore on Friday but rose to Rs 5.79 and Rs 6.93 on Saturday and Sunday respectively. When compared to Kahaani, the film has gained a marginal edge over its prequel.
Kahaani had garnered Rs 13.83 crore on its opening weekend. Since the rise to Rs 16.97 crore in 1,235 screens across India is marginal, it can also be attributed to the rise in ticket prices since Kahaani released in 2012. When compared to other suspense thrillers, Kahaani 2 is ranked second out of the four films of the same genre that released earlier this year. Reports that Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir had a collection of Rs 21.01 crore on its opening weekend but it went on to recover its costs.
Though Kahaani 2 is much ahead of Ribhu Dasgupta’s TE3N (Rs 11.13 crore) and Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari (Rs 9.75 crore), it is not quite likely if it will be able to recover its costs of Rs 35 crore. Thanks to Dear Zindagi, which collected Rs 10.10 crore on its second weekend. On the next day i.e. Tuesday, being normal working day it witnessed more fall in its occupancy and added the amount of 1.96 crore with almost 20% of drop than Monday. With this, its 5 days total collection has become 20.97 crores on domestic box office.
Reportedly from international market, the movie has performed very poorly despite decent number of screens. That is news for Arjun Rampal, one of the actors of the film, who blamed the poor performance of his musical ensemble Rock On 2 on demonetisation last month. Now that the impact of demonetistaion is not that much, Aditya Chopra’s romantic drama Befikre, which is slated to release this Friday. is likely to do well at the box office and give tough competition to not only Kahaani 2 but also Dear Zindagi on its third weekend.