Q. Can Holiday beat the lifetime collections of Jai Ho (112 crore) and go on to be the highest grosser of 2014? – Suniel (New Jersey)
A. Certainly, it has more than a decent chance of going on to be the biggest grosser so far this year. The word-of-mouth that the film is carrying, growth over the weekend after a slow start on Friday and the way Holiday has sustained on Monday – all suggest that the Akshay Kumar – Sonakshi Sinha starrer could be set for a long run at the box office.
If the film can manage to collect 6.5 crore or more on Monday, it should collect 60-65 crore in its first weekend and then pick up once again this weekend (second weekend of the film) as there are no big releases – apart from Akshay Kumar’s home-production Fugly.
2 States, which took a similar opening to Holiday, collected 60 crore in its first week, 15.5 crore in its second weekend and 24 crore in its second week. Assuming Holiday collects about 20% more than 2 States, as it’s likely to retain more screens, it should amass around 27-29 crore in week 2 taking its total above the 90 crore mark in 2 weeks.
Again, these are assumptions based on how ‘good word-of-mouth’ films have fared this year. Holiday could fare better or worse depending on how well it manages to sustain in the next 3 days and the growth that it shows this weekend.
The next big release is Humshakals which is scheduled to release on June 20.
Opinions differ and looking at some of our Twitter mentions and the comments section here.. almost everyone is a trade analyst today. So go ahead and drop in your comments below. Tell us if Holiday can be the biggest grosser of 2014 – a record (if it does achieve) that it should hold for less than 2 months as films like Kick, Bang Bang, Happy New Year and P.K would be targeting 150 crore in Week 1!
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