Shahid Kapoor starrer long-awaited sports drama film Jersey has been once again postponed, it will now be hitting the theatres on 22 April 2022. Here we are discussing the box office predictions and the effect of multi-clashes on the film.
Jersey is the adaptation of the 2019 Telugu film of the same name starring Nani, it revolves around an ex Ranji team champion, who is hard up and struggling to make ends meet, things veered when his son demands the Indian team Jersey, to fulfill his wish, the ex-cricketer past comes in between.
Now he begins to fulfill his dream to play for the Indian cricket team along with his child’s wish of Jersey, what happens next, forms the rest of the story.
Box Office Clash
Jersey was to be locking horns with two much-hyped south Indian films in the Hindi belt, K.G.F-Chapter 2 and the Thalapathy Vijay starrer RAW (Beast), but as the makers ahead few days left of the film’s release, pushed it back to a week.
The Shahid starrer now will have a solo release on April 22 (Friday), the film still could face the competition if the Yash starrer storyline is good, as the response from the cine lovers for K.G.F 2 is phenomenal across the country.
Many are saying that the reason behind the postponement of Jersey is the poor advance sales, where till April 9 Jersey had collected Rs 0.5 Cr in Hindi, K.G.F 2 had done the business of Rs 12.5 Cr (excluding the home market, AP & TS).
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The advance booking of Jersey has been opened, and the film might get over Rs 5 Crs business from the pre-bookings, as per the estimation.
The decision of pushing the release date back to a week, is in our opinion is a good decision, as the way KGF 2 is getting the response across the country including the Hindi belt, it would have been impossible for Sahid starrer to stand in front of the box office monster K.G.F 2.
Jersey Screen Counts
Shahid is back on the silver screens after almost two years, the film will see a loss on its screen counts as Yash starrer K.G.F 2 will be the exhibitor’s first choice as we know how Pushpa and RRR have wreaked havoc at the box offices up north for the weeks.
As per the recent reports Vijay’s Tamil film Beast’s Hindi version RAW will be releasing around 600 to 700 screens. Shahid’s film which would have been released on around 7000 screens in India, hadn’t been K.G.F and RAW released. It will now be relegated to around over 5000 screens.
Jersey Box Office Predictions
Talking about the Bo predictions, now, the film will be releasing a week later than the two south biggies, there are some points that can benefit the Shahid starrer:
- Shahid starrer is also itself a remake of already a hit south Indian film, so the story is already there,
- Second, his last track record of the blockbuster with Kabir Singh
- And the most important part is the film is based on cricket, which in India is itself a religion, it doesn’t matter whether it is based on a true story or scripted, if the cricket is there, the chances of the film to become a success, increases.
As per our early predictions, The film would collect over Rs 12 Cr nett on an opening day.