‘Jailer’ Passes Rs 300 Cr Mark, ‘Gadar 2’ Almost There
MUMBAI, (IANS) – ‘Gadar 2‘ continues its winning run at the box office, accumulating a gross earning of Rs 270.20 crore (net: Rs 228.98 crore) since its release on August 11. And if you add up its worldwide collections, it is within nudging distance of Rs 300 crore.
The Rajinikanth starrer Tamil hit movie ‘Jailer’, its net collection (that is, minus GST, which is 18 percent on movies) being Rs 210.65 crore since its August 10 release. Buoyed by Thalaiva’s huge overseas fan following, the film’s worldwide earnings have been pegged by the trade media at Rs 392.20 crore, significantly more than those of ‘Gadar 2’.
In comparison, the worldwide collection of the critically acclaimed ‘OMG 2’, although it has been the best for an Akshay Kumar-led film in the last two years, has yet to touch Rs 100 crore — it’s still hanging at Rs 99.30 crore with its India gross collection hovering around Rs 85.3 crore (net: 72.27 crore).
Analyzing the ‘Gadar 2’ phenomenon trade analyst Karan Taurani said: “The film has seen a big impact in the North, particularly in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, which have seen a huge uptick.”
The film, starring Sunny Deol and his heroine from the original ‘Gadar’, Ameesha Patel, has been logging average occupancies of over 80 percent across the country from Bengaluru to Delhi-NCR, where it has clocked a whopping 95.75 percent occupancy.
For a film reportedly made with a budget of Rs 75 crore, it is literally an instance of cash registers ringing over time — and how!