Housefull 2 had a good first day as it collected around 13.50 crore nett as per early estimates. Despite the first day being a holiday, some of the holiday affect was cancelled out by various headwinds against the film.
In Punjab and Nizam/Andhra it faced two juggernaut regional films in the form of Mirza – The Untold Story and Racha respectively. Both films were first choices in their states and set the box office on fire.
The IPL also hit the film especially in Rajasthan and Maharashtra as the local teams were playing and collections were lower in the shows clashing with the matches. The film probably lost around 1-1.25 crore on the day due to this competition.
In East Punjab the film should have collected around 1.35 crore nett going by the figures in Delhi/UP but due to the Punjabi film it collected just 1.10 crore nett, a loss of 20%. Similarly in Nizam, the collections should have been 70 lakhs nett plus but it has grossed just 55-60 lakhs.
Still the film came out with an opening day which is the probably the highest first day for a non action genre film with only likes of Agneepath, Bodyguard, Ra.One, Don 2 and Dabangg ahead of it.
The film is a success but the key will be the Sunday family audience which will determine how big of a success it can be.Akshay Kumar Asin Boxoffice Housefull 2 John Abraham Riteish Deshmukh Sajid Khan Shreyas Talpade