Heropanti 2 and Runway 34, both of which had a low opening after being released in theatres on Friday, registered opposite trends at the box office on their second day. Heropanti 2, which stars Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Tara Sutaria, recorded a drop in its earnings on day 2 on Saturday. However, Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakul Preet Singh-starrer Runway 34 saw a slow growth. Also Read| Heropanti 2 box office day 1 collection: Tiger Shroff’s film opens low at ₹6.50 crore despite bulk advance booking
Both the films continue to face competition from KGF: Chapter 2, starring Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj among others. The Kannada film, which was also released in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam, has crossed ₹1000 crore gross worldwide as it completes its third week.
As per a report in Box Office India, Heropanti 2 did a business of approximately ₹4.75 crore, a drop from its opening day collection of ₹6.25 crore. The total business of the film in its first two days is ₹11 crore nett.
Meanwhile, Runway 34 registered a slow growth on its second day, but still did lower business than Heropanti 2. The aviation drama had a low opening on Friday with ₹3 crores, but registered a growth of around 50% on Saturday, making a collection of ₹4.5 crore. The total business of the film by its second day is ₹7.5 crore nett.
Tiger Shroff starred as Babloo in Heropanti 2, the sequel to the 2014 film Heropanti which marked the acting debut of him and Kriti Sanon. The sequel, directed by Ahmed Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, starred Tara Sutaria opposite Tiger and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the antagonist Laila.
Runway 34 is inspired by a true incident from 2015 when a Doha to Kochi flight had a narrow escape after facing difficulties to land at the airport due to bad weather and low visibility. It revolves around Ajay Devgn’s character Captain Vikrant Khanna, a flying prodigy, while Rakul Preet Singh portrays his co-pilot Tanya Albuquerque. Amitabh Bachchan plays the investigating officer Narayan Vedant in the case. Ajay has not only acted in the film but also directed and produced the project.