Force 2 and Tum Bin 2 have started on a poor note at the Indian box office on the first day. The collection of John Abraham's film is bigger than that of Neha Sharma's movie on opening day.
Force 2 and Tum Bin 2 are sequels of hit movies and the success of the prequels had created lot of hype for both the films. The makers of both had good amount of publicity for them and their promos had also garnered lot of public attention for the movies. Both were expected to get good opening at the box office.
The John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer was released in over 1800 screens across the domestic market today and its screen count is bigger than that of Tum Bin 2. With poor advance booking, Force 2 opened to an average response in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning shows and its average occupancy ranged between 15 to 20 percent. Its business is partially affected by demonentisation.
The Abhinay Deo-directed action thriller has received positive talk from the audience and the word of mouth is expected to boost its collection in the afternoon and evening shows. As per early trends, Force 2 is likely to collect over Rs 5 crore at the Indian box office on the first day and it is likely to beat the opening day business record of its prequel, Force, which raked in Rs 5.05 crore in the domestic market.
On the other hand, the Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati-starrer has also opened to sluggish response in the morning shows and its average occupancy ranged between 10 to 15 percent in both single screens. Tum Bin 2 has garnered mixed talk from the audience and the word of mouth may take a toll on its business in evening shows.
T-Series has produced this romance drama with a small budget of Rs 12 crore and the film has already recovered a substantial chunk of its costs from the sale of its music and digital rights. As per early trends, Tum Bin 2 is likely to collect over 3 crore at the Indian box office on the first day of its release.
However, the last week's release Rock On 2 was a victim of the demonetisation and trade analysts from B-Town were bit sceptical about its effect on these new releases. But the early trends show that the effect of the demonetisation is less on Force 2 and Tum Bin 2, when compared to Rock On 2.