Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala's latest production 2
States has garnered public attention for several reasons.
Trade experts had predict it to start with a bang at the ticket
counters across India. Fitting to its hype, the Arjun Kapoor
Bhatt starrer has got fantastic opening and done superb
collection at the Indian Box Office on the first day.
It has become the third biggest opener of the year 2014 after
Jai Ho and Gunday.
Directed by Abhishek Varman, 2 States is based on
Chetan Bhagat's 2009 best seller novel with the same name. It
features two young and successful actors like Arjun Kapoor and Alia
Bhatt, who have won lot of accolades for their performances in
Gunday and Highway respectively. Moreover, it is
a big-ticket movie produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala,
who have shelled out hefty sum on its promotion.
Riding on a huge amount of hype and expectations, 2
States released in 2000 screens in the domestic market and
around 400 screens in foreign countries on April 18. The movie
registered 80% to 90% occupancy in both single screens and
multiplexes across India in the morning show. A positive word of
mouth took its business upwards in the later shows on Friday. The
movie also garnered good response in the international
The movie 2 States has collected Rs 12.42 crores nett
at the Indian Box Office on its first day. Taran Adarsh Tweeted,
"#2States is SPECTACULAR in India. Fri Rs 12.42 cr nett [early
estimates]. 3rd highest opener of 2014 after #JaiHo and #Gunday." The film has raked in Rs 75.36 lakhs (£ 74,370) in UK, Rs 43.43
lakhs (A$ 77,156) in Australia and Rs 16.70 lakhs (NZ$ 32,274) in
New Zealand and these numbers also include its collection in the
paid-preview shows on Thursday.