Mumbai, November 26 - Ajay Devgn-fronted suspense thriller Drishyam 2
is having a dream run at the box office during these tough times. The Bollywood industry was in dire need of a movie that performs like pre-pandemic films and "Drishyam 2" is exactly doing that where the biz is complementing the word of mouth.
Directed by Abhishek Pathak, "Drishyam 2" was released on November 18 and took a very good opening of 15.37 crores net, before clocking a fantastic opening weekend of over 64 crores. The sequel carried the momentum on weekdays and held strongly to cross 100 crores net in falt one week.
"Drishyam 2" has competition in the second week in the form of Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon's "Bhediya" but still, is not holding back and is looking to clock around 40 crores in the second weekend. Even though there is Ayushmann Khurrana's "An Action Hero" next week, "Drishyam 2" should carry its blockbuster momentum without much trouble.
As things stand now, "Drishyam 2" looks a sure-shot 200 crores net earner in its lifetime run. It will enjoy a good run until "Avatar: The Way of Water" arrives on December 16 and that should be more than enough for it to cross the 200 crores mark. It will be only the third Bollywood movie post the covid-19 pandemic to reach 200 crores net after "The Kashmir Files" and "Brahmastra".
Meanwhile, the movie has crossed 160 crores gross at the worldwide box office in 8 days and will reach the 200 crores mark by the end of the second weekend, making it the 5th movie to do so post the pandemic.