Ek villain returns is heading towards a living of Rs. 40 crores+, which at the end of the first week was Rs. 32.92 crores. It would have been better to have had about Rs. 35 crores comes in the first week because then there was a chance for the film to surpass Rs. Also the 50 billion mark considering we have an open week ahead. However, there have been signs of a decline on weekdays, which has limited the run.
Nonetheless, the film has turned out to be quite cruder as most other releases of similar scope, size and star cast have been wrapped in Rs. 15-18 crores range, that’s almost half of what the film managed in the first week. The early release on OTT has proved to be a double edged sword as what had proven to be Bollywood’s savior in 2020 and 2021 is now a bane in 2022 when theaters are open as audiences are reluctant to step in, be it because it is an event publication. In this respect, a “normal” film like Ek villain Returns is still gaining ground and is among the top 10 of the year so far.
For John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria, director Mohit Suri put in a rather gritty performance and rest assured the film will do even better on the OTT circuits when it gets there as there is a bigger one after the opening weekend Segment gives audiences waiting to see the suspense thriller on the small screen.
Note: All collections according to production and distribution sources
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