Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji have a job in hand. They need to take forward the momentum that has been set by Sooryavanshi. Of course, they can't be aiming for a superb start that the Akshay Kumar starrer had taken on Diwali. However, they are expected to at least come closer to the kind of numbers that films belonging to such genre used to enjoy during pre-pandemic times, especially 2019 which was the best year ever for Bollywood in terms of cumulative collections of Hindi films.
Back then, light-hearted movies like these were managing collections in Rs. 7-10 crores range on opening day. Bala [Rs. 10.15 crores], Dream Girl [Rs. 10.05 crores], De De Pyaar De [Rs. 9.42 crores], Pati Patni aur Woh [Rs. 9.10 crores], Luka Chuppi [Rs. 8.01 crores], Chhichhore [Rs. 7.32 crores] had all taken a good start and eventually emerged as winners at the box office. Now Bunty Aur Babli 2 would be expecting the same as well.
That said, one has to go with caution here since times are still different when it comes to audience footfalls in theatres. Sooryavanshi may have opened at Rs. 26.29 crores but then in the pre-pandemic times, this could well have comfortably stretched to the Rs. 35 crores. Similarly, even Bunty Aur Babli 2 can't be expected to do the same kind of business as it could well have had if not for the pandemic. Hence, it would be prudent to predict that an opening day of Rs. 4-5 crores is on the cards, and if that turns out to be the case, it would be good enough for a start.