The first week collections of ‘Force 2’ confirm that movie may not earn the hit tag, after all. Since its release on 18th November, the movie has minted Rs 30.15 crore, a number that is far from what the movie needed to make to become successful. Trade experts suggested that the movie should mint Rs 60 crore to be called a hit.
The John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin starrer was made on a reported budget of Rs 45 crore. The movie released in around 1700 screens all over India, but couldn’t achieve great numbers.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted a while ago that the movie picked positive trends over the weekend, but slipped over the weekdays.
Here is what he tweeted about the collections:
#Force2 witnessed positive trending over weekend, but slipped on weekdays... Weekdays were on the lower side... Day-wise data in next tweet.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 25, 2016
#Force2 Fri 6.05 cr, Sat 6.50 cr, Sun 7.50 cr, Mon 2.80 cr, Tue 2.70 cr, Wed 2.40 cr, Thu 2.20 cr. Total: ₹ 30.15 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 25, 2016
The lead actor and producer of ‘Force 2’ recently said that the movie was hit by the demonetisation decision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that in absence of the move, the movie could have done 50% more business.
However, John was quick to add that he isn’t complaining about it.
“But we don't have any complaints. We have a run till 'Dangal' as there are no single screen films,” he added.
‘Force 2’ was the sequel of the 2011 movie ‘Force’ which was hit. The first instalment was made on a budget of Rs 12 crore and its lifetime collections were Rs 32 crore.
Unfortunately, the second part couldn’t keep up with the success of the franchisee. Another factor that may have contributed to ill fate of ‘Force 2’ would be its budget. The movie went overboard with the production cost as it was delayed multiple times. It was also extensively shot in foreign collections, adding to its production cost.
With results of ‘Force 2’ being less promising, all eyes are on today’s release ‘Dear Zindagi’. Trade experts have high hopes from this Alia Bhatt- Shah Rukh Khan starrer to end the dry spell at the box office. The movie released today to mostly positive reviews.