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Box Office Roundup: ‘Heropanti 2’, ‘Runway 34’ See Low Earnings in First Weekend, ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ Continues Successful Run

Hindi films are struggling at the box office with low numbers coming in from last week’s releases, Heropanti 2 and Runway 34. Both films have earned less than Rs 15 crore (nett) thus far.


Meanwhile, the Hindi version of the Kannada film KGF: Chapter 2, which entered its third week, is still proving to be a rage among movie-goers and the two Hindi movies saw significantly less footfall compared to KGF 2.

According to Box Office India, Heropanti 2, starring Tiger ShroffNawazuddin Siddiqui, and Tara Sutaria, managed to earn in the Rs 15 crore (nett) range, while Ajay Devgn’s Runway 34 collected only Rs 13 crore (nett).

The former, which recorded the lowest opening ever for Shroff, despite bulk bookings at multiplexes before its release, collected Rs 6.25 crore, 4.75 crore, and 4 crore on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Heropanti 2 is the romantic action sequel to the 2014 film Heropanti. It notably brought in low numbers even in circuits where action films typically fare well. The film will likely not make much of a mark at the box office in the coming days as well, according to BOI.

Runway 34, on the other hand, which is directed by Devgn and also stars him alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rakul Preet Singh, earned about Rs 10 crore (nett) on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to its opening day collections of around Rs 3 crore. Considering it could not attract footfalls during the Eid weekend, it will be difficult for the film to make a comeback after this.

Runway 34 is based on real incidents that took place at Cochin International Airport, where a flight had a narrow escape after facing difficulties during landing due to bad weather.


Both Heropanti 2 and Runway 34 were thoroughly beaten by the Hindi version of Yash-starrer KGF: Chapter 2, which saw numbers in Rs 20 crore (nett) range as it entered its third weekend. The film is a sequel to the 2018 blockbuster KGF: Chapter 1. Like the first film, it is directed by Prashanth Neel and was released across India in five languages – Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi. The film also stars Srinidhi ShettyRaveena Tandon, and Sanjay Dutt.