Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar will be facing a clash against each other on the big screens with their releases Thank God and Ram Setu on Oct 25th. Both the flicks passed with U/A certificate by the censor board with the runtimes of 144mins for the Akshay starrer and 121 minutes for the Ajay Devgn-Siddharth Malhotra starrer.
The buzz for both the movies is decent to good, Ram Setu’s trailer and ‘Jai Shree Ram’ song got a good response while Thank God has a decent trailer and a Hindi remake of a popular song titled ‘Manike’.
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Budget and Screen Counts
As per the reports, Ram Setu is made with a budget of 85 crores while Ajay Devgn fronted is made on a budget of 70 crores. On the other, Akshay led will be occupying around 3000 screens in the domestic market and Thank God will be releasing 2500 screens, reportedly.
Advance Bookings Reports
Ram Setu is having an upper hand in the advance bookings, as of Sun night, it had sold more than 35000 overall tickets including national chains worth 91.84L whereas Thank God churned out 62L by selling over 25L overall tickets.
However, the bookings for both the superstar starrer couldn’t take off due to the pre-Diwali factors. It gained momentum from Sunday eve, from here Ram Setu will be targeting 56000 tickets at the national chains and Thank God around 34000 tickets in the same properties, by Mon night.
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Box Office Prediction
Both the Diwali release will heavily depend on the spot bookings considering the holiday factor. Earlier Ram Setu was estimated to open with 18-20 crores while Thank God at 12-13 crores. But given the advanced trends that are not picking up at the expected pace, it seems both the movies will be going to perform below expectations.
However, it is close to certain that both movies will take a double-digit start, as per our early projection, Ram Setu will take a start of upwards of 15 crores while Thank God will open with 10 crores+ at the box office.