The film will be released in theaters
Talking about the box office, it will be the biggest Bollywood film to be released after the lockdown. Hence, it is special among the audience. The film was getting postponed for a long time. There is no doubt that the audience is now eager to move out of OTT and watch movies on the big screen.
akshay kumar stardom
At the same time, Akshay Kumar’s stardom will come in handy in attracting the audience towards this film. Akshay has a tremendous fan following and this can be gauged from the box office of his previous films. Fans are very excited to see Akshay Kumar in the role of Raw Agent.
50 percent occupancy
The special thing is that in most cities, theaters are opening with 50 percent occupancy in view of the Kovid rules. Therefore, the box office of the film will have to deal with it. Obviously if the cinema halls become housefull.. even then the film’s earnings will already be half.
Bell Bottom is releasing on 19th August, which is a Thursday.. and that day will be a Muharram holiday across the country. Obviously the film will get the benefit of a long weekend of 4 days.
As such, Akshay Kumar’s film gives an opening collection of up to 15-20 crores (earnings on the first day). But due to 50 percent occupancy, the opening of bell bottom is likely to be less. If trade pundits are to be believed, the film can give an opening of up to 7-8 crores.
audience distance from the theater
At present, in view of Kovid, people have kept distance from the cinema hall. Recently we saw at the box office of the films released in March. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see whether Akshay Kumar’s stardom will be able to attract the audience to the theatres!
Release on OTT
At the same time, a few days after its release in theaters or next month, the film is also released on OTT. In such a situation, what risk will people take to go to theatres? According to trade pundits, if the film comes out on OTT within 20-25 days, then why would anyone take the risk of going to the theatres? Single screen theaters are still counting their last breaths.
The film will be included in the 100 crore club!
Even if people like the content of the film and people go to the theatre, even then it will be a little difficult for the film to reach 100 crores. Because theaters are not being opened with full occupancy. At the same time, the distance of people from single screen theaters remains intact. However, this figure is not impossible for Akshay Kumar’s film. The film’s earnings will also mainly depend on the multiplexes.