Indian box office records impressive Rs 403 crore in four days, Rajinikanth and Sunny Deol lead the waytext_fields
Mumbai: The Indian box office has witnessed a dynamic resurgence just ahead of Independence Day, with a slew of films including "Jailer," "Gadar 2," "OMG 2," "Bholaa Shankar," "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," and "Oppenheimer" collectively amassing a nationwide gross of Rs 403 crore.
This cinematic lineup drew in a substantial audience, with over 2 crore Indians flocking to cinema halls during the four-day window spanning from August 10 to August 13.
The standout performer among these releases is Rajinikanth's "Jailer," which registered an All India Gross of Rs 162 crore. The film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, has managed to sell approximately 93 lakh tickets within its four-day run, setting the stage for potentially impressive numbers on August 15.
Sunny Deol’s "Gadar 2," despite its three-day weekend, closely contended with "Jailer." The Anil Sharma-directed film achieved an All India Gross of approximately Rs 152 crore. Early estimates suggest a weekend footfall of 70 lahks for "Gadar 2," with expectations of further momentum during the upcoming holiday week. By the week's end, "Gadar 2" is poised to clinch the top spot at the Indian Box Office, surpassing "Jailer."
Following suit, "OMG 2," starring Akshay Kumar, Yami Gautam, and Pankaj Tripathi, secured around 20 lakh ticket sales over the weekend, contributing to an All India Gross of Rs 47 crore. While "Jailer" and "Gadar 2" appear on track to become major blockbusters, "OMG 2" is swiftly moving towards attaining HIT status at the Indian Box Office.
Chiranjeevi’s "Bhola Shankar" occupies the next position on the list, being arguably the sole film that didn't fare well over the Independence Day weekend. In its 3-day run, the film amassed a gross of Rs 22 crore, amounting to a footfall of 16 lahks.
Meanwhile, Karan Johar's directorial venture, "Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani," continued its steady performance into the third weekend, garnering Rs 10.20 crore and 3.75 lakh ticket sales. "Oppenheimer" also managed to make its presence felt at the box office, competing against formidable contenders like "Gadar 2," "Jailer," and "OMG 2." The Christopher Nolan film achieved 1 lakh ticket sales and a gross of Rs 5.85 crore.
"Barbie," "Mission Impossible 7," "Bro," "Meg," and "Baby" maintained their screening schedules, collectively selling approximately 1 lakh tickets and grossing Rs 5 crore over the weekend.
In total, over the span of four days, more than two crore people ventured out to cinemas, contributing to an Indian theatrical collection of Rs 403 crore (gross). This achievement marks one of the most impressive weekends in the history of the Indian Box Office, reaffirming the enduring vitality of the theatrical business.