Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pann starrer Judwaa 2 has finally hit the theatres. Directed by David Dhawan, Judwaa 2 is a remake of 1997 super hit film Judwaa which starred Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha. As predicted by us, Judwaa 2 has taken an exceptional opening at the domestic box office. As per the reports coming, the movie earned 16.1 crores to record the fourth highest opening of 2017. The movie is expected to be Varun Dhawan’s ninth consecutive hit. Let’s have a detailed look at Judwaa 2 budget, screen count and Box Office economics.
Judwaa 2 Budget
The makers of Judwaa 2 haven’t announced the official budget of the movie. As per the reports we have, the production cost of the movie is around 55 crores (including actors fee). With around 20 crores spent on advertising, printing and promotions, the total budget of the movie is 75 crores.
Judwaa 2 Screen Count
Judwaa 2 is the biggest release of Varun Dhawan’s career. With 3500+ screens, it is the third widest release of 2017 after Tubelight (4400 screens) and Bahubali 2 (3950 screens). Talking about the distribution of screens, its a 50-50 sharing between metros and mass centres. In the overseas market, the movie has been released on 625 screens.
Judwaa 2 Economics and Box Office Analysis
Made on a budget of 75 crores, the domestic rights of Judwaa 2 has been sold to Fox Stars for 55 crores. The producers (Nadiadwala) has already made a huge profit through satellite, music, and digital rights. The distribution cost is quite high considering that it is a comedy movie. Judwaa 2 needs to earn at least 90 crores to be in a safe zone for distributors. Let’s have a detailed look at Box Office economics of Judwaa 2.
Lifetime collection < 90 crores (Flop, loss for distributors)
Lifetime collection > 110 crores (Average, Recovery Cost)
Lifetime collection > 125 crores (Hit)
Lifetime collection > 150 crores (Super Hit)
Lifetime collection > 200 crores (Blockbuster)
Judwaa 2 economics and our expectations
Judwaa 2 is off to a superb opening as it earned 16.1 crores on its first day. Box Office these days is very unpredictable as big movies have tanked after a good opening. But Judwaa 2 is still looking a safe bet. The festival season is at its peak and the family audience will come in big numbers.
Judwaa 2 has an advantage of an extended opening weekend with Gandhi Jayanti falling on 2 October 2017. The movie is expected to earn 60+ crores in the four days. It will be the hold on weekdays which will decide the box office fate of the film. As per our prediction, Judwaa 2 will earn in the range of 125 to 130 crores.