Khiladi 786 HIT or FLOP: Box Office Prediction

Yet another film for the masses! Khiladi 786 releases in theatres tomorrow and the film is expected to open well at the box office. 2012 has been a good year for the film’s lead star Akshay Kumar – Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore were universal hits, OMG! Oh My God exceeded expectations, while ‘Joker’ a film that he literally disowned, was a box office disaster.

12 years after the last Khiladi (420) film released, Akshay returns to the series that made him the star that he is today. (Read article: Action superstar Akshay Kumar and the Khiladi series) Can Khiladi 786 conquer the box office? Will the film cross 100 crores, making Akshay the first superstar to have 3 films in the ‘club’ in a year?

Khiladi 786 will open well at single-screens as Akshay has a strong following in smaller towns and the music is a big hit with the masses. The advance booking at multiplexes hasn’t really been upto the mark, so we expect a slow start at major cities in the morning, but business will pickup for the evening/night shows.

The opening day collections should be around 13-14 crores nett. Below is our detailed HIT or FLOP Box Office Prediction for Khiladi 786

IF VERY GOOD (positive word-of-mouth)
Khiladi 786

  • Weekend (3 day) – 47 crores
  • Weekdays (Mon-Thu) – 25 crores
  • Week 1 –  72 crores
  • Final – 120 crores+ (Superhit)

IF AVERAGE (mixed response)

  • Weekend (3 day) – 43 crores
  • Weekdays (Mon-Thu) – 20 crores
  • Week 1 –  63 crores
  • Final – 90-100 crores (HIT)

IF BAD (worst case scenario)

  • Weekend (3 day) – 38 crores
  • Weekdays (Mon-Thu) – 16 crores
  • Week 1 –  54 crores
  • Final – < 70 crores (Average)

If accepted Khiladi 786 could go on to be Akshay Kumar’s second biggest hit of the year (after Rowdy Rathore). Two factors that will help the film in the long run – two open weeks before the release of Dabangg 2; and Talaash isn’t carrying the super-strong word-of-mouth that most Aamir Khan films do.

What are your predictions? Khiladi 786 HIT or Flop? Submit your comments below.



  • Khiladi will collect around 18 cr first day and weekend of 52 cr…1st week b 88 cr and life time around 135 cr.

  • Superhit, and hit at worst, I’m with 3 back to back biggies in space of 3 weeks will have an impact. I’m bothered if its going to beat ETT because its not going to do it without a holiday, but akki beating his own 2007 would be amazing acomplishment, have 4 clean success in 1 calendar year is huge.

  • LOL,From 72cr of 1st week to 120+cr of Lifetime???
    K786 have only 2 weeks and will FINISH after Dabangg 2 because
    Arbaz Khan trying more screens than ETT…
    Dabangg 2 will release 3500-3800 screens(ETT-3300 and JTHJ+SOS=4200 screens)
    And Under 300 screens for K786 if Film is Very good…

  • @tuhin yeah it will be another Tees Maar Khan coz afther the initialhype ppl will realise that it wasjust as bad or good asJoker, lol

    50cr in 3-4 days but once word spreads about poor content it will die a slow death in theatres.

  • @ indicine … by this kind of predictions…i have two conclusions about ur predictions…

    1) you are either overestimating/overconfident about k786 (like jthj)


    2) you are either underestimating the power of dabangg 2……

    by these consclusions even a kid willl laugh at u…

  • K786 will not do much at box office. lt will not cross 100 crores. Final will b 90-95. Dabangg2 will break all the records. Dabangg2 will cross 200 Crores. It has good music and excelllent Chulbul Pandey.

  • Tejas get lost shut up salman is very small in front Aki and srk and to remind you don’t forget disasters of salman which I gave u the names and more is on the way dabba 2

  • The initial reviews are out, they say khiladi 786 is mindless action with mindless comedy, lol, so much for blockbuster, i know certain people will still see it as they can’t live without a masala movie no matter how bad it is

  • u can call this crap tmk2 or joker 2 or chandini chowk to china returns…but 4 akki fans it wil cross 3 idiots lol

  • Tejas…
    Lolzz dude… Power of dabangg2… hahaha
    I will see if it crosses ETT.
    Dabangg 2 drawbacks.
    1. arbaaz khan direction
    2. too much expections
    3. No 15 aug or eid, yet christmas will be 25cr
    4. Working day release… 1st day 18 cr at most.

  • @ Sallu Bhai fan:

    you are absolutely right!

    Dabanng-2 will suffer because of huge expections. Arbaaz Khan alone will destroy the movie. Him and Sohail Khan should never come close to any movie as directors.

    Biggest joke going around is Dabanng-2 will be 110 mins = 1 hr 50 mins. SUCH A JOKE! because Aamir recently visited Dabanng-2 shooting. Dabanng-2 is still shooting how can they lock in the final running time.

    Its amazing how hard media tries to make Dabanng-2 & ATBB while running down SRK films.

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