Race 2 the second big release of the year, has a massive star cast comprising of actors like Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandes, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel.
What’s interesting to note is that, the previous film of all the major stars were big hits – Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone were last seen in Cocktail, one of the biggest multiplex hits of 2012, while John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandes featured in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2.
Race 2 will also benefit from a holiday release. Infact, the film has three straight holidays; apart from Sunday, which is a weekly holiday, Friday and Saturday are national holiday’s for Id-E-Milad and Republic Day respectively.
The only factor that could work against Race 2 is the failure of director Abbas-Mustan’s last film Players, which was a box office disaster.
So, with a perfect release date, popular genre and A-list stars, Race 2 is set for a huge opening today. The advance booking opened earlier this week and the response has been pretty good.
With a U/A certificate, Race 2 is releasing on around 3000+ screens across India. It’s a wide release and the makers are trying to recover most of the film’s investment in the initial 3 day weekend.
Race 2 Opening Day Prediction: The film is likely to collect around 12-13 crores nett on Day 1.
IF VERY GOOD (positive word-of-mouth)
- Weekend (3 day) – 45 crores (3 holiday)
- Weekdays – 25 crores
- Week 1 – 70 crores
- Final – 110 crores+ (Super Hit / Blockbuster)
IF AVERAGE (mixed response)
- Weekend (3 day) – 42 crores
- Weekdays – 21 crores
- Week 1 – 63 crores
- Final – 90 – 95 crores (HIT)
IF BAD (worst case scenario)
- Weekend (3 day) – 39 crores
- Weekdays – 17 crores
- Week 1 – 56 crores
- Final – < 70 crores (FLOP)
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Note: Box office is extremely unpredictable. We publish figures based on the genre of the film, response to the trailers, pre-release hype, star value and popularity of the music album.