Kahaani 2 Box Office

Kahaani 2 Box Office

Kahaani 2: 1st Tuesday Box Office Collections

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2 witnessed noticeable drop on its 1st Tuesday at the box office.

This suspense thriller raked in approx 1.75* crores yesterday and currently stands with a grand total of 20.76 crores. The film will touch around 22-23 crores mark by the end of its opening week.

Kahaani 2: 1st Tuesday Box Office Collections

The film’s prequel Kahaani had done better business at the Box Office. Around 59 crores, was the 2012’s lifetime business. Since the word of mouth of Kahaani 2 is not very great (compared to Kahaani) and also considering the demonetization factor, its business is on a lower side.

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, the film also stars Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj in key roles.

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Monday Business: Kahaani 2 & Dear Zindagi Are Decent, Though Bollywood Needs A Biggie

With around 5000 screens in India that run Hindi films, there is a capacity of roughly 50 crore available for consumption on a daily basis. Even if one accounts for lower ticket rates at certain properties during the weekdays, there is still a capacity of at least 35 crore available. However, the kind of numbers that are actually being accumulated are way too low for the survival of most of the properties, especially the single screens.

On Monday, Kahaani 2 (currently at 19.72 crore*) brought in around 2.75 crore* and Dear Zindagi (currently at 58.6 crore*) had 1.5 crore* more coming in. This comes to 4.25 crore* between the two films. Now even if we put a rough estimate of around 2 crore coming in from all the other Hindi films in the running (holdover or re-releases), we are still looking at around 6-7 crore collected at best. Now compare it with 35 crore worth of capacity available and we are staring at an all-India collections of just 20%!

Box Office – Kahaani 2 and Dear Zindagi are decent, though Bollywood needs a biggie

Is this the kind of outcome for which theaters actually operate?

Yes, there is going to be Dangal and after that Raees and Kaabil that would bring back the audiences. However, that’s once a month phenomenon at an average. For rest of the weeks, the occupancy is at the bottom in 10%-25% range. It is not just about today when demonetization is hitting cinema viewing public hard. Even on regular weeks, the situation has been like this for a good part of 2016 when only a select few films have succeeded.

Hopefully, better decisions would be made when kick-starting a film project in 2017. There is precious combination of time, energy, money and talent that results in a film being made. Let’s make it all worth it!

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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Kahaani 2 Stays Stable Over The Weekend, Dear Zindagi Remains Good Too At The Box Office

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 [2012] 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:

Wazir21.01 crore
Kahaani 216.75 crore*
TE3N11.13 crore
Madaari9.75 crore

Box Office – Kahaani 2 stays stable over the weekend, Dear Zindagi is good too

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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Kahaani 2: 1st Saturday Box Office Collections

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2, showed decent growth on its 1st Saturday at the box office.

The suspense thriller raked in 5* crores yesterday and now stands with the total collections of 9.25 crores.

Vidya Balan in a still from Kahaani 2

The film should witness maximum growth today at the domestic market.

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, Kahaani 2 also stars Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj in key roles.

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Kahaani 2 Has A Better ‘Sequel Response’ Than The Rest | Opening Day Box Office Report

Kahaani 2 has netted 4.25 crore on its Day One. Though this is not a huge number per se, when compared to the kind of numbers that other sequels have gathered in the recent weeks on their Day One, the film has still done better. On its release, Kahaani [2012] had brought in 3 crore.

Now Kahaani 2 has opened better, though strictly in absolute numbers as relatively speaking, it is more or less similar due to inflation and higher ticket rates coming into picture.

Arjun Rampal in a still from Kahaani 2

When compared to films with similar budget, this is how the comparison of a sequel release in 2016 with the first in the series stands:

Kahaani [3 crore] and Kahaani 2 [4.35 crore] – Difference: +1.35 crore

Force [5 crore] and Force 2 [6.05 crore] – Difference: +1.05 crore

Tum Bin [0.20 crore] and Tum Bin 2 [0.60 crore] – Difference: +0.40 crore

Rock On [1.75 crore] and Rock On 2 [2.02 crore] – Difference: +0.27 crore

Tere Bin Laden [0.75 crore] and Tere Bin Laden – Dead or Alive [0.75 crore] – Difference: 0 crore

1920 Evil Returns [4 crore] and 1920 London [2.5 crore] – Difference: -1.5 crore

Of course there have been other sequels in 2016 as well with higher budgets and expect for Housefull 3, rest all [Kya Kool Hain Hum 3, Ghayal Once Again, Raaz Reboot and Great Grand Masti] have failed.

Meanwhile, it is a wait and watch moment to see where does Kahaani 2 eventually land. Kahaani had gained immensely from fantabulous word of mouth and grown from a 3 crore Day One to 60 crore lifetime. That happens to just one or two films a year and that too when supported by exceptional word of mouth. In case of Kahaani 2, the acclaim is not as high as Kahaani and that makes Saturday and Sunday numbers all the more crucial.

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Kahaani 2 Enjoys Decent Opening Day At The Box Office

After taking a slow start in the morning shows, Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2 picked up well in the evening and night shows.

The film performed decently well on its 1st Friday by raking in around 4.25* crores at the box office.

Vidya Balan in a still from Kahaani 2

Since the film has received positive reviews, it will show good growth on Saturday and Sunday.

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this suspense thriller also stars Arjun Rampal and Jugal Hansraj in key roles.

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Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 Takes A Slow Start | Morning Occupancy Box Office Report

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2 has taken a slow start at the box office. The film received around 20-25% occupancy in the morning shows.

The film’s opening trend is quite similar to its prequel Kahaaniwhich also assures that movie might pick up gradually towards the end of the day.

Arjun Rampal in a still from Kahaani 2

Kahaani 2 has opened better in the multiplexes of Mumbai and Delhi. The film has received positive reviews from critics, which will surely help this film to grow over the weekend.

An opening of around 4 crores is expected from Kahaani 2. The collections may get better, depending on the word of mouth and thus, the film’s late evening shows’ occupancy report.

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Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 Takes A Slow Start | Morning Occupancy Box Office Report

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani 2 has taken a slow start at the box office. The film received around 20-25% occupancy in the morning shows.

The film’s opening trend is quite similar to its prequel Kahaaniwhich also assures that movie might pick up gradually towards the end of the day.

Arjun Rampal in a still from Kahaani 2

Kahaani 2 has opened better in the multiplexes of Mumbai and Delhi. The film has received positive reviews from critics, which will surely help this film to grow over the weekend.

An opening of around 4 crores is expected from Kahaani 2. The collections may get better, depending on the word of mouth and thus, the film’s late evening shows’ occupancy report.

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Kahaani 2 – Box Office Predictions

It would all boil down to word of mouth for Kahaani 2. The film gains from the franchise factor and considering the fact that Kahaani was a huge hit and a much appreciated affair, the recall value is good too. That said, the film is not a sequel per se which means it is an altogether new storyline on display with a fresh bunch of characters. The ambience, look and feel is similar though due to the Kolkata factor and that is something director Sujoy Ghosh had done well in order to establish consistency.

That said, the film would start finding audience when the good word spreads around it. Even if the average occupancy for the day comes to 30%-40%, it would be a fair start for the film as that would set the stage for a fair weekend. If the film would have arrived a couple of years back, it would have been a much more comfortable situation from the commercial perspective since Vidya Balan was a tad more popular than today. However, Kahaani [2012] was incidentally her last hit film and ever since then she is waiting for that one big film to make it large.

Box Office Predictions – Kahaani 2

It wouldn’t be surprising though if Kahaani 2 would turn out to be that film since the film is clearly an author backed affair for her. The stage is set and since she has Sujoy Ghosh for company again with Arjun Rampal as her co-star, the vibes are just right. All that is needed for Kahaani 2 is for it to turn out to be a really good film and if that turns out to be the case, Kahaani 2 could well be soaring well in days to follow. The fact that it is a solo release of the week with not much of a competition from the prior weeks as well works in its favor.

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