The Anubhav Sinha-directed film has fallen flat at the box office.
Last Updated: 05.57 AM, May 29, 2022
Anek fell flat on Saturday as the film failed to grow much from a very low Saturday. The film could only collect Rs 2 crore nett on day two after collecting Rs 1.75 crore nett on Saturday. The film was targeted at the urban centres, which are best on Saturday, but no one has come for this.
As per Box Office India, the two-day numbers are Rs 3.75 crore nett and the failure to do much on Saturday means the writing is on the wall if it was not there on day one. The writing was on the wall when you started this sort of content and then based it in the North East, which will ensure even fewer takers. It may have worked better if it had been in Assamese rather than Hindi.
The two daily collections of Anek are as follows.
Friday: Rs 1.75 crore
Saturday: Rs 2 crore
Total: Rs 3.75 crore
Anek had a poor opening of Rs 1.75 crore nett, as it was unable to make much of a profit in the evening. Today, there will be growth, but not the kind that is required for such a low starting position. The collections in mass circuits were terrible, with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 collecting five to six times more in Gujarat/Saurashtra, CP Berar, and CI in the second week, and this could be the case in a few other circuits as well.
Except for Badhaai Do, Jhund, and Dhaakad, the film has the lowest opening of all the major movies in 2022, with the latter being the worst this year. The slight upside will most likely be the Assam circuit, which includes the North East, which may outperform but will cost a few lakhs more.
Anek, directed by Anubhav Sinha, features Ayushmann Khurrana and the debutante Andrea Kevichusa in the lead roles. The film also features JD Chakravarthy, Manoj Pahwa, and Kumud Mishra in supporting roles.