The Aanand L Rai directed film Raksha Bandhan starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar hit screens last week on the auspicious day of Rakshabandhan, on Thursday August 11. Being an emotional family drama the film was expected to open on a good note. However, the business of Raksha Bandhan on its opening day proved to be below expectations with Rs. 8.20 cr coming in. Following this the business of the Akshay Kumar starrer saw a drop in collections on its second day. Now at the close of its opening weekend in theatres, the business of the film has managed to post decent collections.
In this box office report, we look at the opening weekend collections of Raksha Bandhan while comparing the same to previous releases of 2022. Collecting Rs. 28.16 cr Raksha Bandhan has surpassed the collections of The Kashmir Files which had collected Rs. 27.15 cr to emerge as the ninth highest opening weekend grosser of 2022. Surprisingly, the film does not manage to surpass the collections of previous releases like KGF – Chapter 2 which collected Rs. 193.99 cr, RRR which collected Rs. 75.57 cr, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which collected Rs. 55.96 cr, Samrat Prithviraj which collected Rs. 39.40 cr, Gangubai Kathiawadi which collected Rs. 39.12 cr, JugJugg Jeeyo which collected Rs. 36.93 cr, Bachchhan Paandey which collected Rs. 36.17 cr, and Shamshera which had collected Rs. 31.75 cr.
Currently, Raksha Bandhan continues to run in theatres, with a greater penetration in mass dominated sectors and tier two and tier three cities the business of the film is expected to grow further. In fact, with Monday being a national holiday on account of Independence Day trade predictions state that the collections of Raksha Bandhan will see good growth.
Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossers of 2022 at a glance:
KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs. 193.99 cr
RRR – Rs. 75.57 cr
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – Rs. 55.96 cr
Samrat Prithviraj – Rs. 39.40 cr
Gangubai Kathiawadi – Rs. 39.12 cr
JugJugg Jeeyo – Rs. 36.93 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 36.17 cr
Shamshera – Rs. 31.75 cr
Raksha Bandhan – Rs. 28. 16 cr
The Kashmir Files – Rs. 27.15 cr