On July 29, Ek Villain Returns was released in theatres, and on its first day, it did reasonably well. Over the weekend, the movie’s box office performance increased, but not as much as would have been expected. It was necessary for the movie to stand up well to make the most of the following weekend after a respectable weekend of Rs. 22 cr nett considering the conditions. However, the movie hasn’t stood up as well as it should have. The hold on Monday wasn’t good, and the figures have only dropped since then.
In its first week, Ek Villain Returns brought in a total of Rs. 30.90 cr. nett. Despite having no competition, the movie’s low trend prevents it from having strong second-week chances. If the Monday number had been close to the Rs. 4 cr. threshold, the movie might have had a chance to add strong numbers in week 2. Unfortunately, the movie only made slightly more than Rs. 3 crores, which signaled the end of the movie.
The budget for Ek Villain Returns has been made public and is estimated to be about Rs. 62 cr. The overall budget now stands at Rs. 72 cr. after accounting for print and advertising costs of Rs. 10 cr. The non-theater rights may allow the movie to be profitable for the producers, but based on theatrical sales and taking into account the wide release the movie received, it is a financial failure. The post-pandemic situation has been concerning with so few movies making an impact at the box office. The release of two blockbusters, Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan, is scheduled for the next week. It would be interesting to observe how well both movies do financially.
The day-wise nett box office collection of Ek Villain Returns is as follows:-
Friday: Rs 6.65 crore
Saturday: Rs 7.00 crore
Sunday: Rs 8.35 crore
Monday: Rs 2.75 crore
Tuesday: Rs. 2.50 crore
Wednesday: Rs. 2 crore
Thursday: Rs. 1.65 crore
Total: Rs 30.90 crore