Ek Villain Returns finally brings some good news for John Abraham at the box office on Day 1, but it is still to early to celebrate
Ek Villain Returns off to a decent start at the box office on its opening day. Earns better than John Abraham's previous post-pandemic releases.
The opening day report card of Ek Villain Returns is in and looks the film is off to a decent start at the box office. The sequel of Ek Villain which has been directed by Mohit Suri, features a promising ensemble cast with Arjun Kapoor, Tara Sutaria, John Abraham and Dsha Patani in headlining the thriller.
The film struck the right chord with its intriguing trailer and the thriller mixed with erotica scheme seems to have worked in favour of the film apart from banking on the popularity of the original. Ek Villain Returns has earned Rs. 7.05 crores at the box office on Day 1 marking a decent start in what has been a slow phase at the ticket windows.
With the current environment marred by more flops than hits, Ek Villain Returns’ opening is comparable to previous releases like Heropanti 2, The Batman which opened in the same range in India. For John, the opening is certainly better than his previous post pandemic releases Stayamev Jayate 2 and Attack which received an opening lower than Rs. 4 crores.
It still failed to beat some of the biggest openers of the year which include Gnagubai Kathiawadi, Bachchhan Paanday, Samrat Prithviraj, Shamshera, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 among a few others which received a Rs. 10 crore plus opening.
Ek Villain Returns did much in the single screen tier- 2 circuits as compared to metros. For the budget on which it is made, the movie is off to a decent start. The weekend collections will further solidify the fate of this thriller and determine whether it sinks or floats at the box office.
The movie opened to mixed reviews on Friday while the performances have been panned by the critics, the audiences have shown faith in the film as an entertainer that’s gripping.