Kahaani 2 has seen a fine weekend at the Box Office with 16.75 crore* coming in. Of course expectations were much higher as one had expected the collections to be in the range of 18-20 crore. Considering the fact that Kahaani  was a much loved film and writer-director Sujoy Ghosh was coming back with Vidya Balan in the second installment after four years, the opening was expected to be nothing short of stupendous. However, this didn’t really turn out to be the case. On the flipside, the good thing is that at least the film has seen an opening of sorts instead of turning out to be dead rubber like Rock On 2.
When compared to other films belonging to similar genre (dramatic thrillers with suspense), this is how Kahaani 2 stands after the opening weekend:
Amongst these films, Wazir had managed to eventually cover costs. Now it is expected that Kahaani 2 would be able to break even as well. However weekdays need to be stable from this point on since there is competition from the coming weekend in the form of Befikre which would be released on a major scale.
The film which was released on a much small scale though, Dear Zindagi, has now come close to the 60 crore mark. The film collected 12 crore* more in the second weekend and currently stands at 59 crore*. The Alia Bhatt starrer is now well on its way to cross her Udta Punjab though Kapoor & Sons is tough. Still, the fact remains that the film is already double of her Highway [29 crore] which is a good news.
As for Shah Rukh Khan, this wasn’t really a movie that he was carrying on his shoulders (though he did give it a good boost) and he would now move on to Raees, the promotion of which has already kick-started.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder
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