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Box Office Roundup: Dull Start for ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’; Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ Inching Towards Rs 200 Crore

Bunty Aur Babli 2, starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Sharvari Wagh, had a lacklustre opening and was only able to earn Rs 8.25 crore (nett) at the box office in its first weekend.


Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar‘s Sooryavanshi has been able to hold its business and is inching towards the Rs 200 crore mark. The Rohit Shetty directorial collected around Rs 12 crore in its third weekend.

The film had earned a massive Rs 26.50 crore (nett) on its opening day and became one of the biggest Hindi releases since the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. It had even emerged as the film with the second-highest opening for Kumar, beating out GoldKesar, and 2.0.

For director Rohit Shetty, Sooryavanshi became his fourth-highest opener after Singham ReturnsChennai Express, and Golmaal Again, all of which earned above Rs 30 crore.

Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2, on the other hand, was not really able to cash in on the Guru Nanak Jayanti holiday in North India on its opening day. The film still scored the best box office numbers in the North, doing well in the NCR and even recording better collections than Sooryavanshi‘s third weekend in that region. However, the total collections were lower than expected, as per Box Office India.


The report also said that the sequel performed worse than Bunty Aur Babli (2005), which made almost 8.75 crore nett from 475 screens during the first weekend.

On Friday, Bunty Aur Babli 2 managed to earn Rs 2.50 crore approximately. On Saturday too it earned a similar number, while Sunday turned out better for the film with more audience coming in and making the film earn around Rs 3.25 crore.

However, Monday saw a big drop in collections. Bunty Aur Babli 2 only brought in Rs 0.9-1 crore (nett) in its fourth day. The film has made a total of a little over Rs 9 crore in four days and is projected to get to Rs 11.50 crore by the end of its first week.