This week we saw the release of two very contrasting films in the form of Gadar 2 and OMG 2. Interestingly, both films being sequels to highly successful releases that hit screens earlier come with immense expectations and hope attached. But which of the two films will take the lead at the box office and will the hype surrounding the ventures translate into box office figures is the question of the hour.
As per reports, the Sunny Deol – Ameesha Patel starrer Gadar 2 which takes the story from the 2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha forward has taken off to a thunderous start. With positive reviews, strong audience word of mouth and general affinity for the film Gadar 2 has seen a nearly 90% occupancy rate. In fact, certain locations have even reported screenings of Gadar 2 going houseful. On the other hand, OMG 2 featuring Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathy, and Yami Gautam opened on a considerably slower note seeing just 30% occupancy. Despite the film garnering rave reviews and positive feedback OMG 2 has been facing a slight difficulty in drawing in the audience.
As it stands currently, Gadar 2 has seen a stellar response in both metros and mass-dominated sectors, while OMG 2 has seen footfalls being registered in metros more than in other locations. Based on this, trade predictions state that Gadar 2 is sure to see its opening in the high double digits with early estimates predicting an opening of Rs. 35 cr. As for OMG 2, the film which is enjoying the benefit of spillover audience in certain locations could easily see an opening of Rs. 10 cr.