OMG 2’s Day 1 Box Office Earnings: Akshay Kumar’s Film Opens Respectably with Over Rs 10 Crore Amidst Fierce Competition
Amidst a competitive theatrical landscape, the much-anticipated OMG 2, featuring Akshay Kumar in an extended cameo, debuted on August 11. The release coincided with the massive juggernaut Gadar 2. Alongside Akshay Kumar, the film stars Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles, and on its opening day, it managed to garner an initial collection of Rs 10.26 crore, as reported by the industry tracker Sacnilk.
OMG 2 First Day Box Office Collection
Although OMG 2 exhibited a 37.53 percent occupancy rate for its Hindi version across the nation, it was dwarfed by Gadar 2’s 60 percent opening day occupancy rate. Directed by Amit Rai, OMG 2 portrays Akshay Kumar as the divine messenger of Lord Shiva, descending to Earth to assist a devout believer named Kanti Sharan Mudgal. In contrast to the prequel’s Kantilal, this character embodies unwavering faith in the divine.
While not exceptional, OMG 2’s day one figures fare considerably better than the Rs 2.5 crore garnered by Akshay Kumar’s earlier release, Selfiee, earlier this year. The film finds itself engaged in a fierce box office showdown, contending with Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2 in the northern regions and facing formidable competition in the South from Rajinikanth’s Jailer and Chiranjeevi’s Bholaa Shankar. Even as it enters its third week, Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, featuring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, continues to commandeer some screening slots.