Exciting news for 2024 as another film has been announced, promising an exhilarating Ajay Devgn thriller. Raid 2 has been confirmed, with the superstar reprising his role as IRS officer Amay Patnaik in this crime drama directed by Rajkumar Gupta. The film is set to release on November 15, 2024, two weeks after Diwali.
Raid 2 serves as a sequel to the 2018 hit film Raid. Made on a budget of 48 crore, the film went on to collect a staggering 101 crore at the box office, resulting in substantial profits.
With the announcement of Raid 2, Ajay Devgn now matches Akshay Kumar for the highest number of releases in 2024, with both actors ready to bring four films each to the audience this year. Collectively, these eight films aim to achieve a total collection of over 2000 crores.
In 2024, Ajay Devgn has locked the release dates for four of his films. The lineup begins with Shaitan, followed by Singham Again, Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha, and now Raid 2. Shaitan is a remake of the Gujarati film Vash, while Singham Again, directed by Rohit Shetty, serves as the third installment of Ajay Devgn’s Cop Franchise. Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha is a romantic drama co-starring Tabu, helmed by Neeraj Pandey. And last but not least, the recently announced Raid 2.
Ajay Devgn’s Maidaan, a sports drama produced by Boney Kapoor, has faced several challenges during its three-year production, including budget issues and disruptions caused by a cyclone in Mumbai, resulting in incurred losses.
Matching Akshay Kumar’s release count, Ajay Devgn is set to make a mark in 2024. While Singham Again is expected to be a blockbuster due to the franchise’s brand value and star-studded cast, the buzz surrounding the other three films is currently low. It may be challenging for the superstar to achieve a cumulative collection of 1000 crores at the box office. However, if his film with Tabu performs well (which is likely, given their brilliant on-screen chemistry), the target may not be so difficult to reach.
Considering an average of 250 crores per film, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar have the potential to bring in a tremendous cumulative collection of 2000 crores with their eight films combined, making 2024 an exciting year for both actors.