Akshay Kumar Highest Opening Day Collection Analysis
Jolly LLB 2 has recorded the 8th highest opening day for Akshay Kumar. The opening is better than Airlift but lower than his last releases Housefull 3 and Rustom.
Akshay Kumar has continuously given the opening in the range of 13-15 crore and is struggling to go higher. The actor has worked in films of different genres but the result on the opening day is in the same range. Even, young actor like Ranbir Kapoor has delivered higher opening grossers.
Jolly LLB 2 was super hot in the trade but they probably overestimated it. The audience at single screens has simply not shown up. This has been the problem for Akshay Kumar as he may have regained lost trust of the multiplex audience but now masses are not coming in big number. This could be due to his recent choice of films as most of them were niche films. But even for Housefull 3, the opening was better at plexes.
We talked to Film exhibitor and analyst Vishek Chahun and he said, “Akshay’s last 3-4 films have catered to plexes dominantly. Whereas Jolly LLB 2 appealed to the gentry more. It did n’t have the complete all out commercial trappings but Akshay Kumar is a big star. If tomorrow he comes with all out commercial film, masses will turn up. But I think he is working on cultivating this audience, playing the long haul.”
Akshay Kumar’s upcoming films Toilet Ek Prem Katha and Padman also does not look exciting as far the opening is concerned and will mostly rely on word of mouth. The actor now definitely needs a full on commercial masala film to show his full potential.
Check out Akshay Kumar’s highest opening day collections.
|Singh Is Bling||2015||16.98|
|Jolly LLB 2||2017||13.30|
|Gabbar Is Back||2015||13.05|
|Tees Maar Khan||2010||13.0|