Mumbai, Feb 9 (TruthDive): Filmmaker Abbas-Mustan’s action thriller Race 2 becomes the first film of 2013 to enter Rs 100 crore club by grossing Rs. 100.45 crore. The movie made at a budget of Rs 60 crore was released on January 25 worldwide and has now collected Rs 100.45 crore in two weeks of its release.
Race 2 received mixed reviews from critics; in spite of it, the action-packed thriller has entered the Rs 100 crore club. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “And #Race2 hits a ton. Crosses Rs 100 cr mark in India.” He further tweeted, “Race2 collected approx Rs. 24.35 cr nett in Week 2. Grand total: approx Rs. 100.45 cr nett”.
Race 2 is the second instalment of 2008 super-hit movie Race and it is a multi-starrer starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Ameesha Patel and Jaqueline Fernandez.
The movie opened excellently collecting 15.10 cr nett on its first day of release and raked in Rs 35 crore within two days of the release at the box office. And, within one week of its release, the multi-starrer film had collected Rs 79 crore at the domestic box-office. On the 8th day of release, the film crossed 100 cr nett worldwide.
The collection of Race 2 declined by 50-60 percent in the second week, but it was still better than other new releases. The film maintained a steady pace during the weekdays despite new releases in the second week. Last week, six new movies hit the theatres, but “Race 2″ had the highest number of audience.
However, Race 2 got benefit of the controversies that happened to Kamal Haasan starrer Vishawroopam and it did not face any competition with other movie releases.
The film is expected to finish with 102-103 cr nett in its lifetime collections and worldwide collection is expected to end up with 133-135 cr nett. This is a very good result for the film.