Ajay Devgn starrer much anticipated and highly awaited crime thriller “Drishyam 2” is set to arrive in cinemas on Nov 18, Friday. The flick has recently passed with a U/A certificate by the censor board with an approved runtime of 142 minutes or 2hr 22mins.
It has created a very good pre-release buzz through its trailer, posters, and promotions. The full fledge advance bookings of the movie have been opened and early trends suggest that it will take a big start at the box office.
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Drishyam 2 Advance Bookings Report
The advance bookings of Drishaym 2 were opened for a day on Oct 2, and on Nov 12, Sat onwards, the full-fledged bookings have been commenced. And as per recent reports, Ajay starrer has sold upwards of 80,000 tickets for the opening weekend. It is the best advance booking for a thriller film post-pandemic.
With this, Drishyam 2 has surpassed the advance bookings of Jug Jugg Jeeyo (57K), Gangubai (56K), Laal Singh Chaddha (63K), and Vikram Vedha (59K). It has emerged as one of the highest in terms of ticket sales for the opening weekend after Brahmastra(302K), Bhool Bhualiyaa 2 (103K), and ’83 (117K).
Talking about the overall bookings, Ajay’s film has clocked in 2.53 Cr gross for the first day in pre-sales, as of Thu morning. It has sold overall 1L+ tickets for the opening day.
Budget and Screen Counts
Drishyam 2 is said to be made on an estimated budget of 50 crores. It will be eying a wide release given the amazing hype surrounding it and the cult fan following. Ajay starrer is expected to occupy 3000 screens in India.
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Drishyam 2 Box Office
It looks like a double-digit start for the upcoming sequel is on cards, given the amazing trend in the bookings and the popularity of the Drishyam which saw significant growth over the years, especially after the advent of OTT.
It is expected to do well on both multiplexes as well as single screens. From here, it looks like the film could take a start of anywhere between 13 to 15 crores at the box office.
Drishyam 2 serves as a sequel to the 2015 cult film Drishyam and is a remake of a 2021 Malayalam film of the same name. Main cast members will reprise their roles while Akshaye Khanna is a new entry as a cop.