Kahaani 2 Underperforms In Its First Week At The Domestic Box-Office


Yet another sequel in 2016 looks set to meet the dreaded fate befalling second installments this year. After ending its weekend on a somewhat encouraging note, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 has failed to hold on well during the weekdays, takings its week one total to a lackluster Rs. 24.26 crore nett. This has all but sealed its fate at the domestic box-office. Barring a steep spike in collections in its second weekend, the film is almost certain to be incur sizeable losses for its distributors.

Day-Wise Collections in Nett
Day One (Friday) 4.35 crore
Day Two (Saturday) 5.79 crore
Day Three (Sunday) 6.93 crore
Day Four (Monday 2.04 crore
Day Five (Tuesday) 1.96 crore
Day Six (Wednesday) 1.74 crore
Day Seven (thursday) 1.55 crore
Total 24.26 crore


Almost, every sequel released in 2016 has lagged their predecessors in terms of box-office collections by a considerable margin, and Kahaani 2 looks ready to join the club by the end of its lifetime run. A look at the table below will give a cleared idea of how poor a year it has been for sequels.

Film Collections in Nett (INR) Verdict
Rock On 2 10.01 crore Disaster
Tum Bin II 3.50 crore Disaster
Ghayal Once Again 35.70 crore Flop
Force 2 32.15 crore Flop
Jai Gangaajal 32.63 crore Average
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 30.25 crore Flop
Great Grand Masti 19.02 crore Disaster
Kahaani 2 24.25 crore Pending


The Vidya Balan-Arjun Rampal starrer needed at least 35 crores to break even, which is out of the question now with a big-ticket film like Beikfre releasing this week. Ideally, the thriller should’ve ended its weekend with the amount it made over the entire week. The way things stand now, Kahanai 2 is not only set to meet the same fate of other sequels this year, but also other thrillers released this year other than AirliftRustom, Neerja and Pink.

Film Collections in Nett (INR) Verdict
Airlift 128.45 crore Superhit
Rustom 127.48 crore Superhit
Fan 84.10 crore Flop
Neerja 76.20 crore Superhit
Pink 63.45 crore Hit
Wazir 41.02 crore Average
Kahaani 2 24.26 crore Pending
Te3n 19.08 crore Flop
Madaari 18.06 Flop
Love Games 4.50 crore Disaster


It’s sad that that the Ghosh and Balan couldn’t repeat the success of the first film.

Image Source: Pen India

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