Kahaani 2 box office collections opening weekend: Vidya Balan came back to delight audiences last Friday with the release of Kahaani 2. The film, directed by Sujoy Ghosh, adds a new face to the series with Arjun Rampal. Kahaani 2 got off to a slow start with Rs 4.25 crore on its opening day. It was expected to draw in larger crowds on the weekend, but so far, the film has only managed to earn Rs 5.7 crore on Saturday and followed it up with Rs 6.9 crore on Sunday for a total opening weekend count of Rs 16.97 crore in the Indian market.
Kahaani 2 is a follow-up to the 2012 Kahaani, but the titles is where the similarity stops. The plot is not related to the original film and has earned lukewarm reviews due to its slow second act. The effect of this can be seen in the film’s performance. Unlike most Bollywood releases, the buzz surrounding the release of Kahaani 2 was minimal and the movie did not have a strong musical soundtrack to get the audience pepped for its release.
It has managed to surpass Kahaani’s performance, however, if not by very large margins. If the film manages to earn Rs 22.75 crore in its first week, it will outperform the original. The original Kahaani opened at Rs 3 crore, but its earnings steadily grew over the week after gaining a solid word-of-mouth reputation, according to Bollywood Hungama. The same might apply to sequel, which would lead to a better performance this week.