Much anticipation surrounded the Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Tabu and Shreya Saran starring Drishyam 2 film as it was set to release yesterday. With people so excited for the movie’s premiere that they couldn’t stop talking about it; predictions for how well it would do at the box office were sky-high. Well, judging from its opening day numbers alone, this movie can’t be beat!
In this yearly Box Office Report, we take a look at the first-day earnings of Drishyam 2 while comparing them to previous films of 2022. In 3302 screens across India, Drishyam 2 has raked in Rs. 15.38 cr so far on Day 1. With its release the film now stands among the top 5 best first-day grossers of 2022 and reigns higher than King Sris Biopic: The Power Within – Chapter II which earned Rs 13 c r illion on opening day as well as Blockbusters like KGF – Chapter II (Rs 54 c), Brahmastra (36 c) & Ranveer Singh’s Laya Choudhary with an earning of Rs 17 c). Thanks to these numbers and third ranking for opening day revenues, it becomes clear that the investment of Shahrukh Khan-Kajol starrer was worth it!
If that was not enough, Drishyam 2 has seen better first day collections than some other recent releases like, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 which collected Rs. 14.11 cr, Bachchhan Paandey which collected Rs. 13.25 cr, Laal Singh Chaddha which collected Rs. 11.70 cr, Samrat Prithviraj which collected Rs. 10.70 cr, and Vikram Vedha which collected Rs. 10 crore – a mere $1 million short of breaking records for this genre of film- and all before it even premiered!
Currently, Drishyam 2 continues to break records and gather mass appeal, with positive reviews and high ratings from fans. The business of the film is set to increase even more in coming days based on these trends – it’s predicted to gross over Rs. 500 crores at the end of its first weekend (the day before this passage was written). With numbers like this, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched that Drishyam 2 will make history within just a few weeks.
Highest Opening Day Grossers of 2022 at a glance:
KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs. 53.95 cr
Brahmastra – Rs. 36 cr
RRR – Rs. 20.07 cr
Drishyam 2 – Rs. 15.38 cr
Ram Setu – Rs. 15.25 cr
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 – Rs. 14.11 cr
Bachchhan Paandey – Rs. 13.25 cr
Laal Singh Chaddha – Rs. 11.70 cr
Samrat Prithviraj – Rs. 10.70 cr
Vikram Vedha – Rs. 10.58 cr