The Anees Bazmee directed Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 featured another jump of around 25% on Sunday as early trends suggest third day collections in the range of Rs 22.50 to Rs 23.75 crore. The three-day total of this horror-comedy directed by Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu is now hovering around Rs 54.50 crore, and that is quite simply a phenomenal result.
The film drew audiences from across the country, from young people to families. While Kartik and Kiara’s presence in comedy-horror has connected youngsters, movie brand Anees Bazmee has done well to excite family audiences. Throughout the weekend, Mumbai was the best performing circuit recording exceptional occupancy from Friday evening. Next come Delhi, Chandigarh and Gujarat. On Sunday, the mass belts also contributed greatly to the collections of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
The upward trend over the weekend is an indication that the film is showing a strong hold in the Monday collection. Anything above the Rs 7.5 crore mark on Monday will be a great result for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and the film’s performance so far suggests expectations will be met on day four. Speaking of attendance, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 came out with relatively lower ticket prices and this also played a major role in boosting attendance over the weekend. While the exact pitches will be known when the films end, the horror-comedy sold around 32 lakh tickets over the 3 days.
This means that the weekend gross of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 stands at Rs 64.50 crore with a nationwide average ticket price of Rs 200. This is the lowest among all the pandemic releases. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had shown a growth of approx. 55% for morning, noon and early evening shows, however, with Monday being a working day, late evening and night shows fell from Saturday with an overall full day jump of the order of 27 to 32%. The final figure for the day may be higher than the figure estimated above depending on how the night shows are held.
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