The Bollywood industry has been suffering from a string of flops for quite a while, in fact, the industry last delivered a blockbuster over 2 months ago. Failures of Anek, Shabaash Mitthu, Hit: The First Case, Shamshera to name a few, are the proofs.
It was Kartik’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which ended the drought for Hindi films at the box office. But now it seems the industry is in the search of another hit venture. And now all eyes will be on the upcoming biggies Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan.
They both will face a clash, affecting the BO collections, here we are discussing the BO predictions, screen counts, budget and how’s the hype surrounding the films.
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Budget & Runtime
Both the films are holiday releases and are all set to hit the theatres on 11 August 2022 during Raksha Bandhan. Laal Singh Chaddha is made on a big budget of Rs 180 crore, as per a report of Times of India while Akshay’s film is said to be a mid-budget film made with Rs 65-70 crore approx budget.
LSC was passed with ‘UA’ certificate by the censor board on 2 Aug 2022, the runtime is 164.50 minutes or 2hrs 44min 50sec. While Akki’s film was passed by the board on Aug 3 with ‘U’ certificate, Raksha Bandhan has a runtime of 110 minutes or 1hr 50mins.
Advance Bookings and Screen Count
The big-budget film Laal Singh Chaddha will release in three languages in Hindi, Tamil & Telugu and will head to occupy around 3500 screens domestically, as per Pinkvilla while Raksha Bandhan is expected to be screened in 2500+ theatres in India. The advance bookings of both were opened on Friday (Aug 5).
As per sacnilk.com, Laal Singh Chaddha has sold tickets around 41,115 worth Rs 1.05 Cr while Raksha Bandhan sold around 23,549 tickets worth Rs 53.81 L, so far.
How’s the Hype?
Recently Aamir’s LSC stirred controversy when netizens called for a boycott of his film on social media sites. It has been one of the top trends in the last few weeks, many users took to social media demanding a boycott of LSC. We can’t deny the fact that the boycott Bollywood trend has also affected the industry business to some extent.
And with this, the negative trend surrounding the film might bar it, from reaping the benefit of a Holiday release. It is expected that Akshay’s Raksha Bandhan might get the benefit of it.
Box Office Prediction
LSC and Raksha Bandhan cater to the multiplex audience, so most of the earnings of both the flicks will come from the metros only. As per our early projection, Aamir’s LSC will make the business of Rs 12-16 Cr on the first day, considering the advances and it is a holiday release. however, hadn’t there been a negative trend ahead of the release it would have had a chance to mint 3-4crores more.
On the other, Akshay’s Raksha Bandhan will make the business around Rs 8-10 Cr on the first day domestically given the track record of his flops in the year however, it is remained to be seen how it creates the buzz as it nears the release date.
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