Rock On 2

Rock On 2

1st Weekend Report: Rock On 2 Fails To Rock At The Box Office; Chaar Sahibzaade Still Better

Rock On 2 hasn’t really rocked on! The film had a poor start and the trending over the weekend wasn’t spectacular either. As a result, just 7.01 crore came in and these are just not the kind of numbers that the makers would have expected when they decided to make the sequel of the 2008 release, Rock On. That film had collected 6.25 crore in its opening weekend and the fact that the sequel is collecting just marginally more pretty much tells the tale. Rock On had still managed to collect four times the weekend in its final tally and the sequel will not be able to match this feat since the response is hardly flattering.

In fact, when compared to the other releases in 2016, Rock On 2 can be compared to Freaky Ali and Great Grand Masti, both of which collected 8.5 crore each in their opening weekend!

Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal in a still from Rock On 2

Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur is better, considering a far lesser screen count at which the animation film has been released. With 2 crore* coming in, the film has seen some sort of traction in Punjab and Delhi NCR belt. It would be interesting to see how it holds up in the weekdays now as that is pretty much required for the film to stay in contention for a longer run in weeks to come.

1st Weekend Report: Rock On 2 Fails To Rock At The Box Office; Chaar Sahibzaade Still Better
A Still From Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur

Dongri Ka Raja, Ishq Junoon and Yeh Hai Lollypop had restricted release in select screens and the collections are way too low to register an impact.

*Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

Rock On 2: 1st Saturday Box Office Collections

Farhan Akhtar starrer Rock On 2 showed slight  growth on its second day. The film which took a dismal start, managed to collect approximately 2.30 crores on its second day according to early estimates.

It now stands with a collection of 4.32 crores* at the domestic box office. It is performing way lower than Farhan’s last release Wazir and also Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi.

Purab Kohli, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal in a still from Rock On 2

The demonetization move has truly affected badly for this film’s business. Also, with overall no positive word of mouth, the film is headed to a poor lifetime collection.

Rock On 2’s first weekend collection itself is expected to be approximately 6 crores which is extremely poor.

Here’s What Farhan Akhtar Has To Say About Dil Chahta Hai Sequel!

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he would love to make a sequel of his hit film “Dil Chahta Hai” with girls.

“Dil Chahta Hai” released in 2001 with actors Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in the lead.

“We are not ignoring girls. We have always had very strong women characters in all our films… I’m a boy so it was easier for me to think from a boy’s point of view. I do like this idea of ‘Dil Chahta Hai‘ girl sequel. It’s an idea worth exploring,” Farhan told IANS.

‘Dil Chahta Hai’ sequel with girls would be fun: Farhan Akhtar

Farhan brought in a fresh breeze of air into Indian cinema with his new way of storytelling through a heart-warming story of friends with “Dil Chahta Hai“.

Talking about the whole idea of “Dil Chahta Hai” sequel, Farhan said: “This was something Alia (Bhatt) had mentioned in an interview, where she said I am going to call Farhan and tell him to make a sequel. I was like it would be fun… it sounds like a nice idea let me think about it.

“I do think it’s a good idea. I do think there is a potential for a sequel. I think that it would be a nice place to explore,” he added.

For now, Farhan is looking forward to “Rock On 2“, which released on Friday.

Rock On 2, Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur | Friday Collections

There wasn’t really any spark at the Box Office yesterday as entertainment was the last thing in the mind of ‘aam junta’. With focus on getting money from the ATMs and exchanging old currency notes, it was tough to imagine even regular Friday audiences making beelines for the new releases. Moreover, considering the fact that there wasn’t really much of a hype surrounding either of the two new major releases, it was anyways an uphill task for theaters to show much of collections.

Still, Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur [RBSB] at least worked in some pockets and brought out that segment of audience which had lapped up the first in the series. The film has seen a good sized release in Punjabi and Hindi and that has helped it open to decent numbers in Punjab and Delhi NCR belt. With 1.75 crore* coming in, the film has taken some sort of a start and now it has to be seen what’s the kind of distance it would eventually cover.

Box Office – Rock On 2 and Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur – Friday collections

Rock On 2 has just not managed to rise as the collections were quite low at 2.02 crore. These are less than half of what one would have expected even in the worst case scenario and it is clear that both demonetization as well as lack of interest amongst the audiences has hit the film hard. Farhan Akhtar’s last release as a main lead, Wazir, had opened to 5.57 crore and Rock On 2 Day One is nowhere close to that. In fact the collections are lesser than films like Fitoor [3.61 crore], TE3N [2.61 crore] and Great Grand Masti [2.5 crore] which pretty much tells the tale. The film would need a miracle from this point on!

*Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

Rock On 2 : 1st Friday Box Office Collections Early Estimates

Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor starrer opened to an extremely low occupancy yesterday morning. Early estimates suggest that the film collected merely 2.5 crores* on its opening day. This is quite a disappointing start for the musical drama.

One of the major setbacks for this film was the recent Government ban of Rs. 500 and 1000 notes which left a lot of people dependent mainly on electronic cash.

Rock On 2 : 1st Friday Box Office Collections Early Estimates

Unfortunately, Rock On 2 also received average reviews from the critics. With the music too not being widely accepted, the film was headed to a low start.

Rock On 2 Opens Below Average | Morning Occupancy Box Office Report

Rock On 2, which released today, has received a below average start at the box office. This musical drama opened to around 15% (or even less than that) occupancy in the morning shows.

This kind of opening was pretty much expected from the film, since the overall pre-release buzz around the film was not very great. The music has turned out to be a huge disappointment, besides the trailer too had witnessed lukewarm response from the audience.

Farhan Akhtar in a still from Rock On 2

Rock On 2’s box office growth could only rely on the word of mouth, which can be a game changer if it flows positive. Its target audience is mostly youth, based in metro cities. So the film should show substantial growth in multiplexes and cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and so on.

Watch this space, for the film’s opening day collection.