Finally the Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff starrer WAR showed a drop for the first time, Chiranjeevi starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy will wrap up by this week but Joker continued to surprise at the box office on first Wednesday.
WAR, broke the record on Gandhi Jayanti holiday when it took a thunderous opening from 4200 screens across India and collected Rs 53.35 crore on its first day surpassing the previous record held by the Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif starrer Thugs Of Hindostan, which holds the record for the highest opening day collection ever in Bollywood with Rs 52.25 crore (all version). The opening day collections of WAR became the highest opening day collection of 2019 beating the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat, which collected Rs 41.80 crore on its first day. Due to the normal working day, WAR dropped on the second day but still minted a staggering amount of Rs 24.35 crore. The hardcore action film remained stable on Friday and collected Rs 22.45 crore while it shot up on Saturday and Sunday with a mind-blowing figure of Rs 27.60 crore and Rs 37.40 in all versions, bringing the 5 days extended weekend to an eye-popping Rs 166.25 crore. It stayed strong on first Monday with Rs 20.60 crore but went up on Tuesday with Rs 28.90 crore.
As expected WAR went down on the first normal working but still the collections were above 10 crore. The action drama starring Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor collected somewhere between Rs 12-13 crore, bringing the 8 days total to Rs 229-230 crore. WAR is now the 3rd highest grossing film of 2019 beating Mission Mangal (Rs 203 crore) and Bharat (Rs (211 crore). WAR should now work on weekdays to touch the 300 crores milestone.
The budget of WAR is Rs 200 Crore (Production Cost: 180 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: 20 Crore). The action film is directed by Siddarth Anand and is produced by Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy dominated the Southern region but Chiranjeevi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer failed to click in the Hindi version. Met with average reviews, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy collected a poor Rs 7.50 crore on its first weekend from 1200 screens in North India. The war drama crashed on Monday with Rs 75 lakhs but went up slightly on Tuesday with Rs 1 crore.
As per early analysis, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy went down on first Wednesday with Rs 50 crore, bringing the 8 days collections to Rs 9.25 crore.
Welcomed with phenomenal reviews at the Venice film festival, Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker, a spin-off character of the super hero film, Batman, impressed the audience at the city multiplexes. As per trade estimates, Joker collected a very good Rs 5.75 crore on its first day and should pick up as the days progresses. This is a very good number considering Joker not being an action-oriented super hero film but a dark psychological thriller.
Due to the normal working day, Joker dropped on the second day, minting Rs 3.75 crore but picked up again on third day with Rs 4.25 crore. The collections grew further on Saturday with Rs 5.25 crore and Rs 5.50 crore on Sunday. The collection was good on first Monday with Rs 4.25 crore but went up on Tuesday with Rs 5 crore. As per trade estimate, Joker held very well on first Monday with Rs 3 crore, bringing the overall total to Rs 5.25 crore in 8 days.
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