Force 2 has shown some steady performance by collecting Rs 6.05 crores on its first day. There were concerns that demonetisation might affect its box office collection. However, the first-day collection hints otherwise. John Abraham and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer was expected to collect Rs 5 crores. But the film exceeded that. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, ” #Force2 Fri ₹ 6.05 cr. India biz.” Force 2 can do well on coming weekend.
Force 2 is a sequel to 2011 hit film Force. The film also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin. When asked if it was a conscious decision to keep it to the villainous characters, Tahir said, “Force one was about combat between two equally powerful people. Force 2 is about mind games and strategy. When they told me it’s going to be a spy fiction film, it was a dream come true, which leads me into why the negative. He is a lighter character. He has a dark sense of humour.”
The team looked confident ahead of the release. “We are not trying to be opportunistic and cash-in on the negativity of any kind. But at the same time, it makes the film relevant as it is important to know what people who work for the country go through. You should just realise their sacrifices,” Sonakshi said in an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com.
The film is directed by Abhinay Deo. John Abraham reprises his role of ACP Yashvardhan, in a faster, more thrilling actioner, set mostly in Budapest. On the other hand, Sonakshi Sinha is playing a RAW agent. Force 2 had an opening on over 1800 screens.