It was Drishyam 2 all the way as it continued to bring in best numbers amongst all others in the running, including holdover release Bhediya and new release An Action Hero. In fact Bhediya was also collecting more than An Action Hero but more about that later.
Talking about Drishyam 2, the film kept bringing in collections in the range of Rs. 2-3 crores during the weekdays and while a haul of over Rs. 3 crores from Monday to Thursday would have enhanced the collections even better, there is an open week ahead where it will add on good moolah, which otherwise wouldn’t have come in had there been any major release. Currently, the film stands at Rs. 196.30 crores and by tomorrow it will hit the double century. In fact there is some good jump witnessed then it could well go past Golmaal Again (Rs. 205.70 crores) lifetime as well during this time.
Meanwhile, Bhediya stayed on the lower side during the weekdays and brought in around Rs. 3 crores more. The film now stands at Rs. 55 crores* and while Rs. 60 crores would come in during its lifetime, that would be about it for the creature comedy. The film deserved to enter the Rs. 100 Crore Club and while that hasn’t come in, at the very least it should have hit the Rs. 80 crores mark. Rest assured, it will find some good traction coming its way when it arrives on OTT.
As for An Action Hero, in the hindsight it could well have debuted straight on the OTT. It did have an interesting promo and back then it did seem that the film will actually open well, but neither did the film get an opening, nor growth over the weekend and then there wasn’t much over the weekdays as well. As a result, the film currently stands at Rs. 8.50 crores* and the lifetime will unfortunately stay under the Rs. 10 crores mark. This is yet another instance of a good movie just not fetching attention of the audiences.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources