Ek Villain vs ABCD 2: Box Office Comparison

All three ‘students’ of Karan Johar have gone on to establish themselves in the industry. Alia Bhatt is one of the most popular female stars in the country and has a critically acclaimed performance in ‘Highway’ to her credit. Varun Dhawan has a 100% success-ratio after 5 films – Student Of The Year (Hit), Main Tera Hero (Hit), Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (Super Hit), Badlapur (Hit) and ABCD 2 (Hit / Super Hit). Sidharth Malhotra has appeared in three films, Student Of The Year (Hit), Hasee Toh Phasee (Average), Ek Villain (Super Hit) and has arguably the biggest non-festive film of 2015, Brothers, with a big star like Akshay Kumar, lined up for release later this year.

Ek Villain vs ABCD 2 makes for a good comparison, not only because the two films feature Sidharth and Varun (respectively) in the lead, but also because both films took a similar opening at the box office, featured Shraddha Kapoor in the lead and the collection trends during the weekdays are also very similar.

Ek Villain had chartbuster music, Mohit Suri as director after ‘Aashiqui 2’ and the fresh pairing of Sidharth and Shraddha, all of which combined well to ensure a bumper opening at the box office.

ABCD 2, on the other hand, was a sequel to a success film, was released in 3D and the lead pair of Varun and Shraddha enjoy a huge following amongst the youth. The way UTV promoted the film and the efforts that both Varun and Shraddha put into marketing it, was also one of the reasons why the film managed to create huge awareness and took an extraordinary opening at the box office.

At the end of Week 1, the collections of both films was at around the same level. While Ek Villain had to compete against Vidya Balan’s Bobby Jasoos and Lekar Hum Deewana Dil in Week 2 and Varun’s Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in Week 3, ABCD 2 three open weeks before the release of Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan on 16th July.

Whether ABCD 2 will go on to cross the 100 crore mark, is something that remains to be seen, because the drop during the weekdays was on the higher side. For a young star like Varun Dhawan, a 100 crore grosser does make a huge difference. It’s a confidence booster, much like a Test century for a cricketer!

For that, the film has to pick up on Saturday and Sunday. The 2nd Friday collections of the film is Rs 3.7 crore (approx), which takes the 8-day total to Rs 75.74 crore.

DayEk VillainABCD 2
Day 1 (Friday)16.48 crore14.30 crore
Day 2 (Saturday)15.91 crore14.54 crore
Day 3 (Sunday)17.32 crore17.51 crore
Day 4 (Monday)7.9 crore8.05 crore
Day 5 (Tuesday)6.75 crore6.77 crore
Day 6 (Wednesday)6.1 crore5.68 crore
Day 7 (Thursday)5.5 crore4.93 crore
1st week Total 75.96 crore71.78 crore
2nd week Total22.85 crore25.01 crore
Total Collections103.4 crore105.1 crore


  • Second weekend collection will be 15-16 cr and week vl be 23-24..

    Life time collection vl be in the same range as Ekvillian 102-104.

    Varun vl have first 100 cr by 3rd week..It vl be touch n go..

  • Wow! Sid’s had given Opening 16.48 While Kumar is Still Struggling for 14. And akkhians says Sid is B grade Star. And Brothers is not Multi-Starer. LoL b/w Mistakenly saw Brothers Trailer Last Night. Average Trailer. Akki is looking lean, impotent & gangrenous. Sid is in different avatar but Brothers will be sure shot flop. 100 Cr Budget + Akshay Kumar => Guaranteed Flop.

  • Both these films have worked becoz of huge marketing by production houses…..!!….

    When these actors will come without Shraddha … alia dharma…..there potential will be tested….!!…. Abcd2 was bad…..!!…

    Sid’s solo film HTP opened to 3cr … Although there was huge promotion…. Good music… Dharma…..

    @indicine whats the reason???….

  • Well all three of them are supremely talented.But ABCD’s success should be credited to Varun since Ek villain had chartbuster music and impressive trailer.Whereas ABCD’s trailer wasn’t so special nor were the songs.100 crores seems quite easy to achieve.But way to go for all the three young guns

  • varun has more potential than sidharth and in coming 2/3 years he gonna easily get the super star tag behind him.as far as ABCD 2 box office collection is concerned I think it will surpass ek villain’s life time collection

  • @indicine
    isn’t it good for a dark sappy film like HAK to cross 40cr?? It had no youth appeal whatsoever.. No real grass root level buzz.. No real promotion… And also old and jaded actress Vidya balan… Plus critics thrashing the movie..giving 0.5 or 1 star… Also clash with hollywood market film Jurassic..

    Tables would have turned if Jurassic would have clashed with ddd..

  • HAK collected 35+ till now despite weak promotion & negative reviews. And it also got poor opening of 5 cr ! This movie deserves 100cr .Anyways Bajrangi will touch 200cr easily. Salman rocks

  • Business is growing each year so ABCD 2 has an advantage in that regards (as well as more open weeks).

  • I liked Hamari Adhuri Kahani more than Ek Villain & Ashiqui 2 . Wonderful movie & ABCD2 is just ok for me. 2* for ABCD2 & 4* for HAK

  • Watched Both ABCD2 & Hamari Adhuri Kahani yesterday. Liked both especially HAK.Varun is rocking but Emraan won my heart with superb performance.

  • varun is all rounder he can do action ,comedy, dance,drama
    but sid can do only intense
    roll, sid has only 1 solo
    release that become average
    let him give another solo release

  • the thing is .both gross more than they deserve …. reason is starcast….n their growing following each day..

  • sid varun and alia all three are future superstar
    as it is a long race , I can’t sat who will become more big
    currently , varun is leading but I ‘m sure both will become top star of country at some point of time

  • @indicine y r u calling htp avg now when last yr in ranking article and htp article u had called htp a success

  • The Box Office Comparison is inevitable because both Sid and Varun both made their debut in 2012 . Varun has done 5 movies till now and Sid has done 3 . Dilwale will be Varun’s 6th movie and Brothers will be Sid’s 4th movie . I have seen EV but i did not see ABCD 2 . I did not liked EV but Siddharth’s performance was good . My brother did not liked ABCD 2 . He said that ABCD was much better than ABCD 2 . I don’t think that ABCD 2 can beat the lifetime collection of Ek Villain . But there are a lot of open weeks so there is still a chance but for that to happen the 2nd weekend will play a huge role . I think both of them have to improve their acting . Sid needs to work on his expressions and Varun is a Complete Over Actor so he has to learn Subtle Acting . I definitely think that Sid has improved and that will be seen in Brothers . The bonding between Akshay and Sid will be something to watch out for .

  • Watched ABCD2 today, it was a decent entertainer. First half was rocking and second half dragged too much.Varun was fantastic, shraddha is fine too I like her performance and dance in this film while in ek villain she was horrible. All other cast were fine. I will give 3/5 for abcd2. Watch for dance sequence they are superb. Great to see Varun and shriddha performed with Professional dancer brilliantly.
    All the akki and Emmi fan why you guys talking about promotions when your actors not interested in marketing. Varun and Shriddha worked hard for the film and marketing too, so all the boxoffice rewards they get is due to hardworking they did in abcd2, it will gonna 100 cr grosser while ek villain was fell short 100 cr as per trade. All and all Varun has become only actor in Bollywood who his 5 back to back profit earning film, whether its marketing,his performance or industry support, his success is phebomenol yet.

  • While these 2 young stars are similarly giving successes consistently just like KING KHAN from 1992 up to now and continuing.while stars like salman and amir salman struggled over a decade to give a hit of their own with out any multiactor’s movie.and there was a time when emraan’s films opened larger than salman/amir’s film at that time.so thanks to south remake/raju papa/dhoom brand,really if you wouldn’t be there then might today didn’t have seen salman and amir now.

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