The Indian film industry has witnessed a diverse range of releases in 2023, showcasing various genres, talents, and narratives. One notable film that has captured the attention of both audiences and critics is Gadar 2, a sequel to the immensely successful 2001 film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. Starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel as their respective characters of Tara Singh and Sakeena from the 2001 release, Gadar 2 came with immense attention, hopes and memories. But did the hype surrounding the film live up to expectations, translating to box office numbers is the question of the hours.
In this article, we delve into the comparative analysis of the opening day collections of Gadar 2 with other prominent releases of 2023. With an impressive box office collection of Rs. 40.10 cr on its opening day, Gadar 2 has set a new benchmark in the world of cinema this year. In fact, when compared to previous releases of 2023, the Anil Sharma directorial ranks second only to the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan which had collected Rs. 57 cr on its opening day. If that was not enough, Gadar 2 has managed to out shine other prominent releases of 2023 like the Prabhas starrer Adipurush which collected Rs. 36 cr, the Salman Khan starrer Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan which collected Rs. 15.81 cr, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar which collected Rs. 15.73 cr, the Ajay Devgn starrer Bholaa which collected Rs. 11.20 cr and even the recently released Ranveer Singh starrer Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani which had collected Rs. 11.10 cr.
The anticipation surrounding Gadar 2, was sky-high, and the film managed to live up to the expectations. The movie brings back the iconic characters and addresses contemporary issues while retaining the essence of its predecessor. In fact, the performance of the film at the box office underscores its enduring popularity and its ability to engage audiences across different genres. Going forward, trade predictions state that the business of Gadar 2 will continue to see further growth over its opening weekend. With immense popularity among the audience, highly positive reviews and strong word of mouth expectations are that the business of the film will make it past the Rs. 100 cr mark by the end of its opening weekend.
Top 10 Highest Opening Day Grossers of 2023 at a glance:
Pathaan – Rs. 57 cr
Gadar 2 – Rs. 40.10 cr
Adipurush – Rs. 36 cr
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan – Rs. 15.81 cr
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar – Rs. 15.73 cr
Bholaa – Rs. 11.20 cr
Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani – Rs. 11.10 cr
Satyaprem Ki Katha – Rs. 9.25 cr
The Kerala Story – Rs. 8.05 cr
Shehzada – Rs. 6 cr