24th August 2023, Mumbai: Excitement in the Bollywood Air
The Bollywood film industry has been buzzing with activity this month, as several films have hit the theaters to captivate audiences. Notable releases such as Gadar 2, OMG 2, and Ghoomer have already claimed their share of the box office spotlight. Now, the spotlight is on Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday as they gear up for the release of Dream Girl 2. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, this second installment follows the success of its predecessor, Dream Girl, which soared past the Rs 200 crore mark in 2019. The question on everyone’s mind: Can Dream Girl 2 achieve the same remarkable milestone?
Box Office Triumph: OMG 2 Sets the Bar
OMG 2, starring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi, and Yami Gautam, has proven to be a blockbuster, leaving a significant mark on the box office scene. With a reported budget of Rs 50 crore, the film stormed into theaters on August 11 and swiftly crossed the Rs 100 crore threshold. The opening day collection of Rs 10.26 crore set the pace, and the opening weekend haul of Rs 43.11 crore, as reported by Bollywood Hungama, further solidified its success. As the numbers continue to climb, the question arises: Can Dream Girl 2 replicate such a resounding triumph?
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani: A Tale of Box Office Victory
The power-packed duo of Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani received not only critical acclaim but also box office adulation. The film’s opening day collection of approximately Rs 11.10 crore paved the way for a stellar first weekend, amassing Rs 45.90 crore. The journey didn’t end there; the film’s lifetime India nett collection surged close to the Rs 150 crore mark. As Dream Girl 2 prepares for its release, the expectations of box office glory loom large.
SatyaPrem Ki Katha: Kartik Aaryan’s Triumph
Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani starrer SatyaPrem Ki Katha has etched its name among the most successful films of 2023. The film’s opening day collection of Rs 9.25 crore set the stage for a promising journey. The first weekend concluded with a satisfying Rs 37.35 crore in box office earnings. The film steadily crossed the Rs 50 crore mark in its first week and ultimately reached a lifetime nett collection of approximately Rs 77.55 crore. As Dream Girl 2 awaits its turn, the film surely eyes these numbers with anticipation.
The Kerala Story: Controversy and Box Office Success
Sudipto Sen’s film, The Kerala Story, found itself amidst controversy in 2023. Despite the controversies, the film managed to make a noteworthy mark at the box office, starting with an opening day collection of Rs 8.05 crore. Its journey didn’t stop there, as the lifetime India nett collection soared to an impressive Rs 242.20 crore. Can Dream Girl 2 follow suit and create a similar impact?
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar and Beyond: Ranbir-Shraddha Magic
The magic of Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar was palpable from the start, with an opening day collection of Rs 15.73 crore. The film etched its name among the hit films of the year, culminating in a lifetime India nett collection of Rs 149.05 crore. As the anticipation for Dream Girl 2 builds up, the industry wonders if it can achieve similar heights.
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan: The Struggle at the Box Office
Unfortunately, not every high-budget film succeeds as anticipated. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, headlined by Salman Khan, faced challenges in making its mark. While its opening day collection was comparable to Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, the film’s lifetime India nett collection settled around Rs 110.53 crore. As Dream Girl 2 inches closer to its release, it aims to fare better.
Zara Hatke Zara Bachke: The Surprise Hit
Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal’s Zara Hatke Zara Bachke took everyone by surprise, amassing Rs 5.49 crore on its opening day. The film’s positive word-of-mouth propelled its lifetime India nett collection to Rs 88 crore. Dream Girl 2 steps onto the stage, aiming to replicate this unexpected success.
Bholaa and Shehzada: Varied Box Office Fates
Ajay Devgn’s directorial venture, Bholaa, managed a decent showing, beginning with an opening day collection of Rs 11.20 crore and culminating in a lifetime India nett collection of Rs 82.04 crore. Meanwhile, Kartik Aaryan’s Shehzada fell short of expectations. To surpass Shehzada’s box office earnings, Dream Girl 2 must surpass the Rs 32.20 crore mark.
With an eventful year for Bollywood, Dream Girl 2 enters the scene, poised to take on the box office challenges of 2023. As it gears up for release, the film has a tall order to match up to the successes of its contemporaries. Will it rise to the occasion and etch its name among the top hits of the year? The answer awaits as Dream Girl 2 prepares to dazzle audiences on August 25th.
-by Kashvi Gala