The Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Sooryavanshi that released on Diwali is inching towards Rs 150 crore mark
A still from Sooryavanshi/File pic
Director Rohit Shetty's Diwali dhamaka release Sooryavanshi continues to ring the cash registers. The Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in just 5 days as a part of its India business. On it's second Friday, the film collected Rs 6.83 crore taking the 8-day total to Rs 127.49 crore.
Senior film critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared the film's collections on second Friday. He wrote, "#Sooryavanshi continues to STAY STRONG on [second] Fri… #Maharashtra and #Gujarat are key contributors… A double digit [second] Sat and Sun should ensure ₹ 150 cr [+/-] total… [Week 2] Fri 6.83 cr. Total: ₹ 127.49 cr. #India biz."
#Sooryavanshi continues to STAY STRONG on [second] Fri… #Maharashtra and #Gujarat are key contributors… A double digit [second] Sat and Sun should ensure ₹ 150 cr [+/-] total… [Week 2] Fri 6.83 cr. Total: ₹ 127.49 cr. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/q2nXRBxbHG— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 13, 2021
Sooryavanshi is Rohit Shetty's latest addition to his cop universe. The film that brings together Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh, had suffered multiple setbacks in the past 18 months owing to the theatre shutdown during the pandemic. But these impressive numbers at the box office indicate the audience's delight on reopening of cinemas.
Sooryavanshi is Rohit Shetty's 9th film to hit the Rs 100 crore mark, grabbing third spot after Simmba and Singham Returns.
Speaking to IANS earlier, Taran Adarsh had said that Sooryavanshi demolished the myth that OTT platforms had rung the death knell of cinema viewing in theatres. "Since the lockdown happened, a lot of people have been watching films on OTT platforms. As a result, experts said now that people have got a choice, it's over for cinema, they said. These people had started referring to cinema theatres in the past tense. All that has been proven wrong, and how! And one man, Rohit Shetty, is behind this massive revival," he said.
"I have been talking to producers, distributors and exhibitors. They are all so rejuvenated now. They had announced new films, but they were wondering if people would come. 'Sooryavanshi' took the risk and its success has drawn the others back, he added."
(Inputs from IANS)