The same day release films Runway 3 and Heropanti 2 started with a dull opening at the box office, both the films saw fewer collections than the holdover KGF2, which is there for around three weeks.
While Ajay Devgn starrer has accumulated around Rs 8 Crs in its two-day box office run, Tiger’s Heropanti 2 collected around Rs 12 Crs in similar days.
Failing to attract the audience at the ticket counter Tiger starrer shows no big sign on the last day of the opening weekend too, in fact as per the reports, the action flick saw a 20% drop as compared to Saturday and garnered only Rs 4.25 crores.
Talking about Ajay’s directorial, it minted around Rs 7.25 crores on Saturday showing the growth of 50% again. With the day 3 collections, the total opening weekend collections of both the film now reach Runway 34 (around Rs 17.25 Cr) and Heropanti 2 (around Rs 16.25 Cr).
The same day release film’s collection is far behind from big-ticket south Indian films opening weekend, where KGF 2 had minted around Rs 194 Cr, RRR accumulated over Rs 75 crores, and we are talking about dubbed version Hindi here.
The post-pandemic era has not been well for Hindi movies if talk about the success of overall Indian movies. On one hand, south Indian movies like Doctor, Love Story, Annathee, Republic made profitable business even during the covid times, Bollywood has nothing to show on the other, The Kashmir Files being an exception.
Trade analysts have been showing concern on this matter for a while, the popular trade analysts like Sumit Kadel and Taran Adarsh have earlier been told that Bollywood should start to make a larger than life films, as the big-ticket south Indian films are churning out huge from the northern belt also, especially from the mass circuits.
Bollywood last had a hit mass entertainer in the face of Sooryavanshi which collected Rs 196 Cr in its 6-week long box office run in the domestic market, a small industry Sandalwood’s KGF 2 Hindi version had raked in a similar amount within its opening weekend.
We can see the difference what south Industry has made, they know what Indian viewers want. And they are doing accordingly, the other thing is that Bollywood is unable to make larger than life films like RRR, Baahubali, 2.0, KGF2 is that the more than half of the budget goes into paying the remunerations of the actors. It happens because the producer only makes a bid on the big stars, they need to learn from the south industry that the popularity of a star doesn’t make a film blockbuster but the content does.
However, we hope that Bollywood will revive back as the films like Prithviraj, and Brahmastra shows full potential to gross big, and there will be no big-ticket south Indian films that will be released around that time. So, it’s also a chance for Bollywood to pull in at the mass circuits.
Disclaimer: The above figures are based on various sources and our thorough research, however, doesn’t guarantee the equivalent box office collections, though we have done everything possible in our capability to provide you the precise data.