Drishyam 2 box office: Ajay Devgn film crosses 200 crore worldwide, set to pass Gangubai Kathiawadi's lifetime haul

Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:45 AM IST

Drishyam 2, starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu, has crossed ₹200 crore in gross worldwide collections in 10 days and is on the verge of surpassing Gangubai Kathiawadi's lifetime collection.

Ajay Devgn in still from Drishyam 2.
Ajay Devgn in still from Drishyam 2.

Ajay Devgn and Tabu-starrer Drishyam 2 is continuing its golden run at the box office. The film crossed the 200-crore mark at the global box office on Sunday, the 10th day of the film’s release. This means it is already among the top 5 highest-grossing Bollywood films of the year and given its earnings over the weekend, it is likely to enter the top 3 soon enough.

Drishyam 2, directed by Abhishek Pathak, is the sequel to Ajay and Tabu’s 2015 hit Drishyam, and also a remake of Mohanlal’s 2021 Malyalam film, also titled Drishyam 2. The film took a strong opening at the box office, registering the second-best opening weekend for a Bollywood film this year, behind only Brahmastra. Even as bulk of its earnings are in the domestic territory, the film has done well in its second weekend, courtesy strong word of mouth.

As per industry tracker Sacnilk, Drishyam 2 has earnings of 170 crore gross in the domestic market and 33 crore overseas, giving it a worldwide gross of 203 crore in its first ten days. The film has outperformed new release Bhediya despite the latter getting good reviews and gaining via word of mouth itself. In the list of highest-grossing Hindi films of the year, Drishyam 2 is just below Gangubai Kathiawadi (which earned 211 crore) and is likely to surpass it on Monday. Above it then are Brahmastra ( 431 crore), The Kashmir Files ( 341 crore), and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 ( 266 crore).

Industry insiders are predicting Drishyam 2 to breeze past Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 by next week and also cross the 300-crore mark soon after that. However, whether it can overhaul The Kashmir Files completely depends on how well it holds in December. Drishyam 2 also stars Shriya Saran, Akshaye Khanna, and Ishita Dutta. There are now talks of a possible part 3 in the making soon.

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