This Diwali is set to see a huge battle of three mainstream Bollywood movies at the box office. Even though a three-way clash over a festival weekend is barely news, the dialogue is very likely to veer about who is going to be the biggest winner.
Housefull 4 is the fourth from the hit comedy franchise and ought to break the previous records determined by the prior installments. Even though Housefull 3 had started at Rs 15 crore in 2016, greater compared to the first two in the series, Housefull 4 is anticipated to transcend the movie’s opening amounts by several crores. Trade analyst Girish Johar expects the movie to start Rs 18-20 crore.
Speaking about the opening prospects of those 3 movies, Girish said, “Traditionally, the film business remains dull before Diwali as the people today continue being busy with all the preparations for the festival. The company will be somewhat tight at the pre-Diwali weekend however if the movies are great, they may benefit from the next week that also comprises the Govardhan Puja and the Bhai Dooj vacations”
It’s not a bad amount for its pre-Diwali release”
Speaking about the monitor count, Girish stated Housefull 4 ought to open at about 3,500 displays whereas Manufactured In China and Saand Ki Aankh ought to get approximately 1500 and 1000 screens each, respectively. “Housefull 4 will certainly direct at the box office whereas another two could bank on the word of mouth. But finally the greater movie one of them will cause the times to come,” he added.
It’s anyone’s guess if Housefull 4 may perform record-breaking amounts this Diwali. Aamir Khan’s 2018 Diwali launch Thugs of Hindostan had started in a huge Rs 52.25 domestically since it enjoyed a solo release.
Housefull 4 is far from beating Akshay Kumar’s greatest opening movie Mission Mangal, which gathered Rs 29 crore daily 1. Housefull 4 could become Akshay’s next greatest opening movie only if it’s ready to win against the day one amounts of Kesari, which opened at Rs 21 crore this season.
But, it can maintain Akshay’s listing of successive Rs 100 crore movies.