When it comes to multi-starrers, John Abraham has been getting good opening days on a consistent basis [Welcome Back, Dishoom]. He is trying it out well for his solo releases as well, though one waits a real good biggie to make it huge for him. Earlier this year, John Abraham had arrived solo with Rocky Handsome and fortunately for him, the weekend collections of Force 2 are much better than that. The film has collected 20.05 crore at the Box Office in three days and this is greater than what Rocky Handsome [16.12 crore, including Thursday Paid Previews] had done.
Here is looking at the weekend collections of the action releases of 2016:
Baaghi – 38.58 crore
Dishoom – 37.32 crore
Shivaay – 28.56 crore
Ghayal Once Again – 23.25 crore
A Flying Jatt – 29.45 crore (including 7.1 crore from Thursday Paid Previews)
Force 2 – 21 crore*
Akira – 16.65 crore
Rocky Handsome – 16.12 crore (including 1.77 crore from Thursday Paid Previews)
The film would have done better than Ghayal Once Again (and the films below it) if not for the demonetization factor. The collections need to be bigger for a film of this scale, mounting and pitching. There is good investment that has gone in the making of the film and from this point on, Force 2 would need some real remarkable pull during the weekdays.
There is no competition whatsoever for Force 2 as Rock On 2 is gone and Tum Bin 2 isn’t doing great either. Weekdays collections would be a clear indicator of whether the content offered by director Abhinay Deo has managed to entice the audiences or not.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder