As Merry Christmas hits the silver screen on January 12, all eyes will be turned to the box office, to see how well the film performs on its first day.
Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the thriller boasts a stellar cast featuring Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi, Ashwini Kalsekar, Radhika Apte, Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, and Radhika Sarathkumar in pivotal roles. Notably, it also marks the first on-screen collaboration between Katrina and Vijay.
Early box office predictions suggest that ‘Merry Christmas’ may be off to a slow start and rake in an estimated Rs 2 crores in net collections across India. The opening day numbers are expected to be the total sum raked in from all languages.If these projections hold true, it could potentially become Katrina’s lowest opening-day collection in a decade. The actress’ 2022 release, ‘Phone Bhoot’, currently holds that record with an opening day collection of Rs 2.05 crores.
Considering that this film is also the first prominent release of 2024 in the Hindi film industry, it remains to be seen if Kat and Vijay have what it takes to break the ‘box office jinx’ as trade experts call it. It has been noted that over the past 15 years, every first release of the year, seemingly struggles at the box office. The only exceptions to this have been Vicky Kaushal’s ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung’ Warrior.
While the film may be off to a slow start at the box office, the good critics’ reviews and the great audience feedback promise a good weekend at the box office.

The film was reportedly made on a budget of Rs. 60 crore, and shot in both Tamil and Hindi simultaneously.
‘Merry Christmas’ will have two weeks at the box office before the highly anticipated actioner ‘Fighter’ starring Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, hits screens on January 25.
As the film is a solo release in the Hindi market, it has the potential to grow over the next week, based on positive word-of-mouth.
The thriller has been certified U/A with an approved run time of 2 hours and 24 minutes.

Vicky-Katrina, Aditya-Ananya, Vijay Sethupathi & more attend screening of ‘Merry Christmas’

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