John Abraham-Arjun Kapoor starrer “Ek Villain Returns” had a decent opening weekend and now the film continues to be stable on the weekdays on a lower side. The next target for the psychological action thriller would be to cross Rs 40 Cr mark by the second weekend and then creep up for a lifetime Rs 50 Cr nett mark, domestically.
It is directed by Zeher, Kalyug, Aashiqui 2, Malang fame Mohit Suri and backed by Ekta Kapoor and Bhushan Kumar under their respective banners T-Series and Balaji Motion Pictures.
It is made on a total budget of Rs 72 crores including the cost of production around Rs 62 Cr and the printing and advertisement which is around Rs 10 Cr. Recovery of the budget will be a tough task for the film however if it sustains well through the weekdays and a good second weekend will help it, reach a respectable lifetime.
Emerges a Huge Hit in UK
As per box office India, “Ek Villain Returns” has emerged as a huge hit in the United Kingdom, the film saw a huge £31k coming in on Monday which is a drop of 20%+ only. The total collection of the film stands at £159,000 there. The report also added that it might beat the lifetime of bigger films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Jug Jugg Jeeyo in the coming days considering the upward trend in earnings.
Box Office Collection Day 6
The film sustains well on the weekdays though on the lower side, it earned Rs 3.02 Cr on Sunday and around Rs 2.7 Cr on Tuesday taking the total collections of the film to around Rs 29.2 crores in India. The film can’t afford a drop on the weekdays and likely not see a major drop owing to the no competition in the market at least for a week. As per the trade estimation, it earns Rs 2.2-2.5 crore range on Day 6 (Wed).
About the Film
Mohit along with directing the film also co-wrote the story with Aseem Arora who also wrote the dialogues for the film. The total runtime of EVR is 129 minutes that is 2hrs 9min. On the technical department, Vikas Sivaraman is the cinematographer, Devendra Murdeshwar handled the editing and the music scores is given by Raju Singh while the songs composed by Ankit Tiwari, Tanishk Bagchi and the duo Kaushik-Guddu. AA films are the distributors.