Raaj Shaandilyaa’s “Dream Girl 2,” featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday in lead roles, alongside Paresh Rawal, Anu Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, and others, has made an impressive debut at the box office with an opening collection of Rs 9.75 crores nett. Approximately Rs 5.35 crores nett of this total were contributed by the top 3 multiplex chains, showcasing a distribution ratio of 55 percent to 45 percent in favor of these chains. This marks Ayushmann Khurrana’s most successful opening yet, following a period of underwhelming initial figures for his recent films.
“Dream Girl 2” has secured the 8th spot for the best opening of a Hindi film in 2023 so far, signaling a positive turnaround for the Hindi Film Industry after a lackluster performance in 2022.
The strong opening of “Dream Girl 2” signifies a revitalization of the theatrical business for Hindi films. Despite a sluggish phase, the film’s robust debut suggests a renewed interest in moviegoing among Hindi film audiences. This positive trend bodes well for upcoming releases like “Jawan,” which can potentially maximize their theatrical potential. The consistent string of successful openings in recent months demonstrates that audiences are willing to patronize theaters for movies that offer value for their time and money.
“Dream Girl 2,” a sequel to the hit comedy “Dream Girl,” further emphasizes the significance of strong intellectual properties, as they assure audiences of the content quality. Despite Ayushmann Khurrana’s recent struggles with achieving strong theatrical runs post the pandemic, the sequel has managed to secure an encouraging start, highlighting changing consumption patterns in the theatrical landscape.
The list of the highest day-one Bollywood openings in India for 2023 (in Hindi) stands as follows:
- “Pathaan”: Rs 55 crores
- “Gadar 2”: Rs 39 crores
- “Adipurush”: Rs 32.5 crores
- “Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar”: Rs 14.25 crores
- “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan”: Rs 13.25 crores
- “Bholaa”: Rs 10.50 crores
- “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani”: Rs 10.50 crores
- “Dream Girl 2”: Rs 9.75 crores
- “OMG 2”: Rs 9.25 crores
- “Satyaprem Ki Katha”: Rs 8.75 crores
- “The Kerala Story”: Rs 7.50 crores
- “Shehzada”: Rs 5.50 crores
- “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke”: Rs 5.25 crores
Witness the chaotic hilarity in the trailer of “Dream Girl 2.” The movie follows Karam, a young man from Mathura, as he navigates his father’s debts and his affection for Pari. Struggling to make ends meet, Karam adopts the persona of Pooja, leading to uproarious confusion and a series of comedic misadventures.
“Dream Girl 2” is set to grace theaters starting August 25, 2023.
Also, delve into the film’s impressive box office debut, as “Dream Girl 2” flirts with the Rs 10 crore mark on its opening day, making for a strong beginning.