The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer would be aiming at a Rs. 100 crore extended weekend and if that happens, it would be a very good sign.
However, the movie, which was tipped to beat the box-office records of Director SS Rajamouli's monumental epic Baahubali-2 The Conclusion released in 2017, fell way short of the period film's first-day gross collection of approximately ₹155 crore. Apart from defeating Sarkar, it has also made Akshay Kumar the only Bollywood actor whose film has earned Rs 100 crore worldwide in just the first day. This brings the film's total collection Hindi to about Rs 38.25 crore, showing a minor drop on day-to-day comparison.
Yes, it was being anticipated that over Rs. 25 crore may come in on Thursday since the film has released in Hindi at over 4000 screens. Although the film has declined on Day 2, the biz should gather momentum on Day 3 [Sat] and Day 4 [Sun]...
Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the collections. India biz. Note: "HINDI version", he tweeted. The role of Akshay Kumar is of the antagonist but with a twist, Akshay plays Pakshirajan, a scientist and a professor who is against the use of mobile phones and telecom industry.
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