Director Remo D'Souza's latest venture "ABCD 2" has continued its dream run at Indian box office on Saturday, taking its two-day collection to ₹28.81 crore net.
"ABCD 2" is a sequel to 2013's super hit 3D dance film "ABCD" (Anybody Can Dance). Apart from Prabhu Deva, the makers roped in young sensations such as Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor for the lead roles in the film.
The promos of "ABCD 2" garnered a lot of attention and made the film-goers wait on their toes for its release. All these factors resulted in the large number of advance booking for the film. Trade experts also predicted that it will have a record opening.
"ABCD 2" opened to an average response with its occupancy ranging from 45-55% in both multiplexes and single screens in the domestic market in the morning shows. The movie received positive response from the viewers. The strong word of the mouth took its business upwards in the later shows. The film ran to packed houses in many centres across the country.
On its first day, "ABCD 2" collected ₹14.30 crore net at the Indian box office. As predicted by Bollywood trade experts, the film became the biggest opener of 2015 in the domestic market, beating the previous record of "Gabbar is Back", which has collected ₹13.05 crore net on its opening day.
After seeing massive word of mouth, trade experts predict that "ABCD 2" will show huge growth on Saturday. The film did witness some amount of improvement, but it was not up to the expected mark. On its second day, the film has collected ₹14.51 crore net at the Indian box office, taking its two-day domestic total to ₹28.81 crore net.
"ABCD 2" has got a huge amount of advance booking for Sunday. Trade experts predict that the film would collect over ₹16 crore at the Indian box office on its third day and its collection would surely cross ₹45 crore mark in its opening weekend.
With the advance booking for Sun looking very good, #ABCD2 is looking at ₹ 45 cr [+/-] opening weekend, which is PHENOMENAL.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 21, 2015