It’s Drishyam 2, which is keeping theatres engaged with Bhediya following it by a distance. As for An Action Hero, it is lagging behind, as a result, after a couple of weeks of good haul that came at the box office with over Rs. 100 crores each coming in, it’s going to be a lesser week with Rs. 50-60 crores coming in overall. Not that this number is bad either since 2022 has hardly seen such weeks. However, it has yet again been left to Drishyam 2 to do the heavy lifting.
At theatres, it is primarily Drishyam 2 collecting and Tuesday too brought in Rs. 2.53 crores. Of course, had the collections been in Rs. 3.25-3.50 crores range on Monday as well as Tuesday then it would have been a far better scenario as an entry into the Rs. 200 Crore Club would have been assured by Thursday itself, hence resulting in the feat been accomplished in three weeks flat. However that will happen now by Friday, what with Rs. 193.34 crores been gathered so far and few more crores yet to come.
Meanwhile, Bhediya stayed at the Rs. 1 crore* mark on Tuesday, though it should have ideally been around the Rs. 1.25-1.50 crores if it were to be a fair week. On Friday, the collections were Rs. 1.95 crores so the drop had to be minimal. However this was the case in the first week as well when collections dipped on Monday and now all hopes are on what best can it do for itself in the coming week due to lack of any new competition whatsoever. So far, the creature comedy has collected Rs. 54.31 crores* and it is slowly inching its way towards the Rs. 60 crores mark.
Meanwhile, An Action Hero will wrap up this week itself. The film has slowed down considerably on the weekdays after a low weekend and the numbers have stayed below the Rs. 1 crore mark on a daily basis. After a weekend of Rs. 5.99 crores, the film has collected only Rs. 1.50 crores* between Monday and Tuesday, hence resulting in the five day total been Rs. 7.49 crores*. The film may touch the Rs. 9 crores mark by the close of first week and then may be add Rs. 1-2 crore more before Avatar: The Way of Water arrives a week later.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources