Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Stree is all set to clash with Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol starrer Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se at the box office on August 31, 2018, and going by the buzz surrounding both the movies, we guess Stree has an upper hand, as it has far more views on YouTube as compared to the latter. Trade Analyst Akshaye Rathi opened up about the box office prediction to Zoom and said,
"Stree will largely have release in the urban centers. For an audience that enjoys quirky cinema will opt for this one. Both Rajkummar and Shraddha are really good actors but I don't know if anyone of them can draw audiences to the theatres only on the basis of their popularity. Ultimately, the merit of the film will decide its fate at the box-office."
Trade analyst Akshaye Rathi further added, "There was another Rajkummar-starrer called Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana that had all the commercial elements and did reasonably well at box-office. So as far as Stree is concerned, it will all depend on how engaging and entertaining the film is."
Coming back to the predictions, Stree might rake in Rs 2.75 to 3.50 Crores at the box office on the first day of its release and Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se might collect more or less the same numbers at the box office, as the Deols have a loyal fan following and the audiences might want to see Dharmendra on the silver screen again.
While Stree is a horror-comedy that's something new and refreshing, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se is a romantic-comedy franchise by the Deols. However, if the movies receive positive reviews, the word of mouth is enough for the audiences to hit the theatres and this in return will boost the weekend collections of both the movies. If not, they'll fall flat at the very beginning.