Airlift box office collections: At Rs 83.50 cr, film turns Akshay Kumar’s highest opening week grosser
The new year has brought great news for superstar Akshay Kumar as his latest movie Airlift box office collections, which collected Rs 83.50 crore, have turned into his Highest Opening Week grosser ever! Akshay Kumar reacted by saying he was ‘humbled’ by the fans’ reactions to the movie.
The new year has brought great news for superstar Akshay Kumar as his latest movie Airlift box office collections, which collected Rs 83.50 crore, have turned into his Highest Opening Week grosser ever! Akshay Kumar reacted by saying he was 'humbled' by the fans' reactions to the movie. (Courtesy: YouTube)
And 2016 will go on doing well for Akshay Kumar as is evident from Airlift, which is continuing to do rather well at the box office, received a huge boost on Republic Day, and with the weekend fast approaching, another opportunity beckons. Airlift, as such will pose a challenge to the new releases on Friday and beyond like Saala Khadoos and Mastizaade. (Courtesy: YouTube)
In this box office analysis we take a look at the Opening Week collections of Airlift while comparing them to Akshay Kumar’s previous releases. Airlift, which opened to rave reviews from the critics, had the audience too praising it for its dramatic yet entertaining show – the film is based on one of the biggest evacuation stories in recent times in which an Indian man in Kuwait, an unsung hero, played a stellar role. For the record, the Ministry of External Affairs has said that the film is quite dramatic, but ‘rather short on facts.’ (Courtesy: YouTube)
Left behind in the list by Airlift box office collections are Akshay Kumar’s previous releases like the top hit Rowdy Rathore that collected Rs 79.52 cr, Singh Is Bliing that collected Rs 77.6 crore, and Brothers that collected Rs 72.6 crore.
In fact, Airlift, which released ahead of the Republic Day holiday, has also pushed back other Akshay Kumar releases that featured a similar patriotic theme, for example, Holiday that collected Rs 68.65 cr, Gabbar with Rs 59.86 cr, and Special 26 with Rs 44 cr. (Courtesy: YouTube)