Director Remo d'Souza's "ABCD 2", which is the biggest Bollywood opener of 2015, have got superb collection at the domestic box office in the second week, but it may not cross ₹100 crore mark in the third weekend.
Released on 19 June, "ABCD 2" opened to an earth-shattering response and became the biggest opener of 2015 with its first-day collection reaching ₹14.30 crore in the domestic arena. The film showed a good jump over the weekend and became the highest grosser in opening weekend in 2015, beating the record of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns".
The Prabhu Deva-Varun Dhawan-Shraddha Kapoor starrer performed well on weekdays too. With its seven-day collection reaching ₹71.78 cr net, "ABCD 2" became the highest grosser in opening week in the year. It also smashed the record of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", which has raked in ₹70.02 crore in the first week.
After seeing its superb business, trade experts predicted that the film would cross ₹100 crore mark in the second weekend and become the fastest ₹100 crore grosser of 2015, beating the previous record of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", which has surpassed this magical number in 11 days.
But unlike "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", "ABCD 2" could not maintain the pace in its second week. It lost out a large number of screens to new releases like "Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho" and "Uvaa", which took a toll on its business.
When compared to its opening day collection, "ABCD 2" witnessed over 75% dip in its business on the second Friday. Though it showed a growth the next day, it was not up to the expectations. The film has collected ₹23.22 crore in the six days of the second week. It is expected to rake in ₹1.80 on the last day of the week, taking its second week total to ₹25+ crore.
The domestic total of "ABCD 2" will reach ₹97 crore by the end of the second week and the film needs just ₹3 crore to cross the ₹100 crore mark. However, the film has some competitors such as "Bezubaan Ishq", "Guddu Rangeela" and "Second Hand Husband", which will be released on 3 July.
Trade experts feel that these new releases will snatch some screens from "ABCD 2" and slow down its collection and that they may not allow the film to cross the ₹100 crore mark at the Indian box office in the third weekend.
#ABCD2 Fri 14.30 cr, Sat 14.54 cr, Sun 17.51 cr, Mon 8.05 cr, Tue 6.77 cr, Wed 5.68 cr, Thu 4.93 cr. Total: ₹ 71.78 cr nett. India biz. FAB.
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