Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi's Jolly LLB 2 is all set to hit the screens on February 10 and we are quite excited for the movie. The story is about Jolly, a clumsy lawyer, who comes face to face with corruption and politics as he fights the most critical court case of his career. The promos, till now, are looking good and with an actor like Akshay Kumar in the movie, we expect it to have a great run at the box office. Apart from all this, Jolly LLB 2 is also the sequel to the 2013-hit film Jolly LLB, which had Arshad Warsi in the lead role. The prequel had done well, so the franchise value might help the film rake in the moolah. So to know more about the buzz around the film and the potential box office collections, we called up our trade expert - Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor).
Talking to us about the buzz, Akshaye said, "Jolly LLB 2 has a pretty solid buzz and I won't be surprised if it has a rocking opening. Honestly, unless the film turns out to be very bad, which is unlikely going by the promos, Jolly LLB 2 will be a sure shot Rs 100 crore film. It looks very good and the buzz around it is also high. People are even excited, so it is all looking good for the movie." ALSO READ - Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2 to remove all references to Lucknow, after CBFC orders cuts - read details
With such a solid buzz and excitement around the movie, we expect Jolly LLB 2 to have a fantastic start at the box office. Akshaye also agrees with us as he reveals to us, "I think on day 1, Jolly LLB 2 will make a bare minimum of Rs 13-14 crore. Could be Rs 15 crore too. And over the weekend, if it does carry a good word of mouth publicity as the promos indicate, I won't be surprised to see it earn Rs 45-50 crore. Considering that it is a non-holiday release, these figures are really very good." ALSO READ - Jolly LLB 2 music review: Akshay Kumar's next is a mixed bag of soothing and situational tracks
According to Akshaye, Jolly LLB 2 might easily get 3000 screens in India, which is a decent screen count. He further adds that while the franchise factor might not help the film, the presence of Akshay will give the movie a huge boost. As he adds, "Even if the movie was the first part of the Jolly LLB series, it would have taken a phenomenal start with Akshay Kumar's current form and the content of the film."
So looks like everything is going well for the movie. Anyway, tell us how excited are you to see Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi's Jolly LLB 2? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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