The much-anticipated Ek Villain Returns, directed by Mohit Suri, is off to a good start at the box office. According to early estimates, the film earned between ₹6.80 and ₹7.40 crores on its first day, with occupancy increasing show every show. The morning estimate was ₹6 crores, but with the mass public joining in around midday, the opening day collection has risen to over ₹7 crores.
Following the release of the trailer, the industry anticipated an opening in the range of ₹9-10 crores. Day 2 of the movie is also expected to be in single-digit numbers (somewhere close to ₹8 crores). Ek Villain Returns box office collection day 2 numbers are given here.
|Day 1 [1st Fri]||July 29||₹7.05 Cr|
|Day 2 [1st Sat]||July 30||₹8.00 Cr|
The farther you are from the metros, the better the occupancy with Ek Villain Returns. On the first day, the formula of a thriller with intimacy and music drew a large audience. The Ek Villain brand has also brought an audience to the film, as on the first-day audience saw a large number of young people. There is also a committed fanbase, aka one-sided lovers, for such love stories, and they have also gone to see Ek Villain Returns.
The trend over the weekend will give us an idea of what the crowd is saying. From the start, the film has a chance of grossing ₹25 crores in a weekend, assuming a 10% increase per day. From there, if it manages to double over its lifetime span, it will be in a much better position than 99 percent of Hindi movies this year.