The Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam 2 which hit screens yesterday has been in the news for a while now. The film which takes the story of the Salgaonkar family forward has been one of the most keenly anticipated thrillers of recent times. Starring Akshaye Khanna, Tabu, and Shreya Saran in addition to Devgn, Drishyam 2 saw a wide release across 3302 screens in the domestic market. With this wide release and immense hype, the business of Drishyam 2 was expected to take a flying start at the box office.
In this box office report, we look at the opening day collections of Drishyam 2 while comparing the same to Ajay Devgn’s previous releases. Collecting Rs. 15.38 cr on Day 1, Drishyam 2 has managed to surpass the collections of Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior which released across 3880 screens and had collected Rs. 15.10 cr to emerge as Devgn’s fourth highest opening day grosser. If that wasn’t all, the opening day collections of Drishyam 2 have managed to surpass Devgn’s other releases as well like, Baadshaho which collected Rs. 12.60 cr, Bol Bachchan which collected Rs. 12.10 cr, Himmatwala which collected Rs. 12.1 cr, Satyagraha which collected Rs. 11.21 cr, and Son Of Sardaar which collected Rs. 10.72 cr.
As of now, Ajay Devgn has created havoc at the box office with one of his most loved characters Vijay Salgaonkar. In fact, Drishyam 2 has garnered critical acclaim and excellent word out mouth pushing certain theatres to increase shows with mid night screening to fulfil the audience demand for Drishyam 2. Given this growth, and the fact that Drishyam 2 as received highly positive critic reviews, trade estimates that the business of the film will grow over the weekend and attain a great weekend number.
Ajay Devgn’s Highest Opening Day Grossers at a glance:
Singham Returns - Rs. 32.09 cr
Golmaal Again - Rs. 30.14 cr
Total Dhamaal - Rs. 16.50 cr
Drishyam 2 - Rs. 15.38 cr
Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior - Rs. 15.10 cr
Baadshaho - Rs. 12.60 cr
Bol Bachchan - Rs. 12.10 cr
Himmatwala - Rs. 12.1 cr
Satyagraha - Rs. 11.21 cr
Son Of Sardaar - Rs. 10.72 cr