The keenly anticipated Kartik Aaryan starrer Bhool Bhulaiya 2 was released yesterday to a highly positive response from the audience and critics alike. Directed by Anees Bazmee and starring Kiara Advani the film, which hit 3200 screens in India, opened to a flying start. In fact, advance bookings for the film indicated an opening figure well above the Rs. 10 cr mark. This combined with spot bookings ensures Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 opened with a bang.
In this box office analysis, we look at the opening day collections of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 while comparing the same to films that have hit screens post the pandemic. Collecting Rs. 14.11 cr Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has emerged as the fourth-highest opening day grosser post the pandemic. In fact, the collections of the film surpass that of previous releases like Bachchhan Paandey, which collected Rs. 13.25 cr, 83 that collected Rs. 12.64 cr, Gangubai Kathiawadi that collected Rs. 10.5 cr, Heropanti 2 that collected Rs. 6.5 cr, Antim – The Final Truth, which collected Rs. 5.03 cr, and Radhe Shyam, which had collected Rs. 4.44 cr. However, despite the immense promotions and hype surrounding the film, the business of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 does not surpass the collections of certain other releases like KGF – Chapter 2, which collected Rs. 53.95 cr, Sooryavanshi, which collected Rs. 26.29 cr, and RRR, which had collected Rs. 20.07 cr.
Currently, the Bhushan Kumar – Murad Khetani production Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 continues to run in theatres and is expected to see a good jump in business over its first Saturday and Sunday. As per trade predictions, the film, which has been enjoying superb trending, could easily near the Rs. 50 cr mark by the end of its opening weekend.
Top 10 Highest Opening Day Grossers post the Pandemic at a glance:
KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs. 53.95 cr
Sooryavanshi – Rs. 26.29 cr
RRR – Rs. 20.07 cr
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – Rs. 14.11 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 13.25 cr
83 – Rs. 12.64 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi – Rs. 10.5 cr
Heropanti 2 – Rs. 6.5 cr
Antim – The Final Truth – Rs. 5.03 cr
Radhe Shyam – Rs. 4.44 cr