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Box office: Akshay Kumar's 'Airlift' mints Rs 44 crore on opening weekend

Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur-starrer 'Airlift', which revolves around the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war, earned over Rs. 44 crore at the box office on its opening weekend.

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Airlift”, which released on Friday, saw a good growth over the weekend, taking its cumulative total to Rs.44.30 crore, read a statement.

Box office: Akshay Kumar's 'Airlift' mints Rs 44 crore on opening weekendAkshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in a still from 'Airlift'. Pic/Santa Banta

According to trade analysts, the film has received tremendous response from both critics and movie buffs.

“#Airlift had excellent trending over the weekend. Received tremendous love from movie-goers, which explains the day-wise growth,” Adarsh posted on Twitter.

"#Airlift went from strength to strength with each passing day. Friday Rs 12.35 crore, Saturday Rs 14.60 crore, Sunday Rs 17.35 crore. Total: Rs 44.30 crore. India biz. Fab," he added.

The film tells how the Indian government evacuation of 1,70,000 people of Indian origin and also of other nationalities through 488 flights during the Iraq-Kuwait war.

'Airlift' also stars Feryna Wazheir and Purab Kohli.

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