Karan Johar’s much talked about production venture ‘Student Of The Year 2’, had an ordinary first weekend. The film continued to have an average run at the ticket windows and minted a total of Rs. 38.83 crore in its opening weekend. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection of the film on his Twitter handle.
He reported that the romantic-comedy was affected by the sixth phase of polling in certain parts of India as well as the finals of Indian Premier League 2019. “Student Of The Year 2 saw limited growth on Day 2, while the sixth phase of polling [cinemas were shut till evening] + IPL 2019 Final [evening onwards] affected its biz on Day 3… Fri 12.06 cr, Sat 14.02 cr, Sun 12.75 cr. Total: Rs 38.83 cr. India biz. SOTY2,” he tweeted.
He also said that the film may enjoy a short window at the box office as Ajay Devgn starrer ‘De De Pyar De’ and Hollywood biggie ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ are coming out this week. He also offered a comparative study of the film with Tiger Shroff’s previous films. “Tiger Shroff versus Tiger Shroff… Top 3 *opening weekend* biz… 2016: Baaghi Rs 38.58 cr 2018: Baaghi2 Rs 73.10 cr 2019: SOTY2 Rs 38.83 cr SOTY2 faces two major films on Fri – DeDePyaarDe and JohnWick: Chapter 3… Biz on weekdays is extremely crucial. India biz,” he wrote.
The film, which opened to mixed reviews, earned Rs. 12.06 crore on its first day. It saw a slight increase on Saturday with earnings of Rs 14.02 crore and recorded similar figures as Day 1 on Sunday, minting Rs. 12.75 crore. According to Taran, the movie broke a few records at the box office – it is the fifth highest Bollywood opener for 2019. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer ‘Kalank’ tops the list with Rs 21.60 crore. Akshay Kumar’s ‘Kesari’, Ranveer Singh’s ‘Gully Boy’ and Ajay Devgn’s ‘Total Dhamaal’ follow the list with opening collections of Rs. 21.06 crore, Rs. 19.40 crore and Rs. 16 crore, respectively.
‘Student Of The Year 2’ is also Tiger’s second biggest opener after ‘Baaghi 2’. ‘Student Of The Year 2’ is the sequel to the 2012 hit ‘Student Of The Year’, which marked the Bollywood debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, and Sidharth Malhotra.
The instalment marked the debut of Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya Pandey and Tara Sutaria. The film also has a special appearance by Hollywood star Will Smith along with Alia Bhatt, the ex-student from the prequel, gracing a special number with Tiger titled ‘Hook Up Song’.
Helmed by Punit Malhotra, the film had hit the screens on May 10.