The keenly anticipated Mohit Suir directorial Ek Villain Returns hit screens yesterday to a mixed response. However, the film which features Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria has performed as expected at the box office. In fact, being a franchise film, Ek Villain Returns was always expected to take a good start at the box office.

In this box office report, we look at the opening day collections of Ek Villain Returns while comparing the same to Arjun Kapoor’s previous releases. Collecting Rs. 7.05 cr Ek Villain Returns has emerged as Arjun’s fifth highest opening day grosser. Though leading the list of Arjun’s highest opening day grosser are his previous releases like Gunday which collected Rs. 16.12 cr, 2 States which collected Rs. 12.42 cr, Half Girlfriend which collected Rs. 10.27 cr, and Ki & Ka which collected Rs. 7.30 cr, Ek Villain Returns has performed better than certain other releases like Tevar which collected Rs. 7.05 cr, Mubarakan which collected Rs. 5.16 cr, Finding Fanny which collected Rs. 5.1 cr, Ishaqzaade which collected Rs. 4.54 cr, and Panipat which collected Rs. 4.12 cr.

Currently, Ek Villain Returns which is the second installment of the 2014 film Ek Villain is expected to see further growth in business. In fact, the film which has been well received in the single screen dominated mass sectors is likely to see a good increase in business on its opening weekend. As per trade predictions, Ek Villain Returns could well near the Rs. 30 cr mark by the end of its opening weekend.

Arjun Kapoor’s Top 10 Highest Opening Day Grossers at a glance:
Gunday – Rs. 16.12 cr
2 States – Rs. 12.42 cr
Half Girlfriend – Rs. 10.27 cr
Ki & Ka – Rs. 7.30 cr
Ek Villain Returns – Rs. 7.05 cr
Tevar – Rs. 7.05 cr
Mubarakan – Rs. 5.16 cr
Finding Fanny – Rs. 5.1 cr
Ishaqzaade – Rs. 4.54 cr
Panipat – Rs. 4.12 cr