Two Bollywood films, Force 2 and Tum Bin 2, released in theatres on Friday, November 18. While Force 2 opened on a decent note, the sequel of the 2001 film Tum Bin received poor response on its first day. Both the films did an average business at the Indian box office on its opening day.
Force 2, starring John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha, raked in Rs 6.05 crore on its opening day at the Indian box office. The film has beaten the first day domestic box office collection of Force (Rs 5.05 crore).
"#Force2 Fri ₹ 6.05 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday.
Force 2 did good business at the overseas market also. In the Middle East, the film managed to draw the audience to theatres to become John's highest opening day grosser in the UAE. The action thriller collect 6,00,000 AED (approx. Rs 1.1 crore) from 74 screens, Bollywood Hungama reported.
Force 2 revolves around a man with evil motives named Shiv (played by Tahir Raj Bhasin) who kills agents of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), thereby jeopardising India's security. He has plans to ruin the country and challenges ACP Yashwardhan (John) and RAW agent KK (Sonakshi). This is for the first time that John and Sonakshi have shared screen space.
As for Tum Bin 2, the film has collected approximately Rs 2 crore at the Indian box office. It is a romantic drama starring Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati.
The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes seems to have affected both the films as they witnessed low occupancy on the opening day, besides the mixed reviews given by critics and viewers.