“Dream Girl 2” box office collection: Ayushmann Khurrana’s movie experiences its first significant decline

By: Priyal Joshi

Dream Girl 2 starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Panday has performed admirably at the box office despite stiff competition from Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2 and Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2. The comedy-drama, which was helmed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, made Rs 40.71 crore net at home during its opening weekend.  However, on day 4 (Monday), the movie’s earnings drastically decreased and, according to early estimates, only made Rs 4.70 crore.

The movie made Rs 10.69 crore on its opening day, Rs 14.02 crore on its opening Saturday, about Rs 16 crore on its opening Sunday, and Rs 4.70 crore on its opening Monday. With this, the movie’s total revenue as of Monday is Rs. 45.41 crore. The comedy-drama is a follow-up to the same-named Khurrana smash from 2019. Balaji Motion Pictures, owned by Ekta R. Kapoor, produced it. In the movie, Ayushmann Khurrana plays Karam, who decides to cross-dress as Pooja in order to earn enough money to wed Pari, who is portrayed by Ananya Panday, the love of his life. The movie’s producers claimed in a press release that it had become Khurrana’s “biggest opener to date,” surpassing the opening day total of his 2019 feature “Bala,” which had brought in Rs 10.15 crore.

“It feels amazing to deliver my career’s best opening with ‘Dream Girl 2‘. ‘Dream Girl‘ is a franchise that has given me a lot of love and I’m really happy with the start that ‘Dream Girl 2‘ has got at the box office,” Khurrana said in a statement.

“As an entertainer, it feels amazing to bring people to theatres and experience them having a great time. ‘Dream Girl 2‘ is a film that delivers entertainment in spades. It has a big promise that people will laugh their hearts out and it is good to note that the film has lived up to the expectations to take this solid start at the counters,” he added.

Dream Girl 2 also features Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Rajpal Yadav, Vijay Raaz, Asrani, Abhishek Banerjee, Manjot Singh and Seema Pahwa. It is produced by Ektaa R Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures.